Bristol Channel earthquake measured 4.1 magnitude

The earthquake that struck the Bristol Channel at 1.21pm today measured 4.1 magnitude, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed.

British Geological Survey map showing the location of the earthquake's epicentre.
British Geological Survey map showing the location of the earthquake's epicentre. Credit: British Geological Survey

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.

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4.1 magnitude earthquake felt across South-West Britain

There has been an earthquake in the Bristol Channel measuring 4.1 magnitude, the British Geological Survey has confirmed. The quake was felt by people living in parts of Swansea and Devon.