Extreme gusts reached up to around 100mph on the Welsh coast and were so ferocious they caused a blizzard of sea foam to fall on land.
The family of Stephen Brookes have warned others about the drinking game 'Neknominate'.
The Welsh Ambulance Service has accepted there were A&E delays at a hospital last night as eyewitnesses reported 14 queuing ambulances.
South Wales Police has confirmed that a 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of 45-year-old Darren Thomas, an inmate at Cardiff Prison.
Prison sources have told the Press Association the man arrested following the death of an inmate at Cardiff Prison is a serving prisoner.
It remains unclear at present what the arrested man's status is and what wing the police's investigation centres around.
South Wales Police say the death of the 45-year-old inmate is being treated as 'suspicious.'
South Wales Police says the death of a 45-year-old inmate at Cardiff Prison yesterday is being treated as 'suspicious.'
A 22-year-old man has been arrested and is in custody.
– South Wales Police statement
South Wales Police is investigating the suspicious death of a 45-year-old inmate at HMP Cardiff during the early hours of Thursday, March 6.
A 22-year-old man has been arrested and is in custody at Cardiff Bay Police Station.
The HM Coroner has been informed and an investigation is continuing.
A 22-year-old man has been arrested, after the death of a 45-year-old inmate at Cardiff Prison.
A Plaid Cymru MP has attempted to play down a row over Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton after he criticised him for suggesting that he felt British, rather than Welsh.
The Lions captain's comments was responding to claims by an England wing that Wales players "hate England".
Jonathan Edwards yesterday tweeted:
I really find it difficult to understand how someone who does not consider themselves to be Welsh can be captain of the national rugby side
He has now clarified his point:
One thing we can all agree on is that Sam is a great player and we’re all hoping for a Welsh win on Sunday
He also issued a statement saying: "Let's be clear I am not attacking any individual over their identity.
"I would hope that the captain of Wales would feel Welsh. Of course lots of people feel both Welsh and British."
Dr Susanne Sergeant of the British Geological Survey told ITV News earthquakes like today's 4.1 magnitude "tend to happen in the UK once every two-three years on average".
The largest earthquake recorded in the UK was a 6.1 magnitude, hitting Dogger Bank in the North Sea in June 1931.
"It released approximately 900 times more energy than today's earthquake," Dr Sergeant said.
Speaking of today's earthquake, she said: "I am not aware of any reports of damage - because the earthquake happened in the Bristol Channel (about 20 km north of Ilfracombe), the area of strongest shaking would have been under the sea.
"It would not be unusual for this earthquake to be followed by aftershocks".
This graph shows real-time Seismogram data from a sub-station in North Devon at the time the 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Bristol Channel.
The earthquake that struck the Bristol Channel at 1.21pm today measured 4.1 magnitude, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed.
It's epicentre was located around 18 km (11 miles) north of Ilfracombe in North Devon and 30 km (18.6 miles) southwest of Swansea.
"The earthquake was widely felt in North Devon and South Wales", the BGS added.
Did you feel an earthquake this afternoon in Swansea, Llanelli or another area of south-west Wales?
The British Geological Survey is asking people to share their experiences to help them build a better picture of the quake.
The map above, in its early stages, shows the intensity of the earthquake felt in different areas.
You can add your observations by visiting the British Geological Survey's website here.