Bristol Channel earthquake felt in Swansea and Llanelli

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

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Your earthquake experiences needed for research

This map shows the distribution of intensities so far for the earthquake in south-west Wales Credit: Google Maps / BGS

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.


Bristol Channel earthquake 5km in depth

The British Geological Survey has released more information about this afternoon's earthquake in the Bristol Channel, felt by people across south-west Wales.

  • Date: 20/02/2014
  • Origin time: 13:21:30.2 UTC
  • Location: 51.361 -4.184
  • Depth: 5km
  • Magnitude: 4.1
  • Locality: Bristol Channel

The BGS added that the epicentre of the quake was approximately 30km southwest of Swansea and around 18km north of Ilfracombe in North Devon.

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