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Earthquake felt across South West

The earthquake had a 4.4 magnitude Credit: ITV

An earthquake has been felt by people across the South West this afternoon.

The epicentre of the quake was just north-east of Swansea in South Wales with people across the region reporting feeling their homes shake.

The British Geological Survey say it had a 4.4 magnitude - an event which only occurs every two to three years.



M5 and A30 reopen after serious crashes on the region's roads

The A30 reopened at 2pm following a fatal crash. Credit: ITV News

The M5 southbound has now reopened between junction 28 (Cullompton) and junction 29 (Exeter) following a serious collision earlier today. The section of motorway in Devon was closed after an incident at 6.45am.

Police have now completed their on-scene investigations and all three lanes were reopened just before 4pm.

An earlier incident also closed the M5 southbound between junction 25 (Taunton) and junction 26 (Wellington) and the A30 was reopened in Devon at 2pm following an early-morning incident between the A35 and A303 at Otter Vale.

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