Small earthquake recorded near Blackpool
A minor earthquake has struck outside Blackpool - disturbing dogs and rumbling cabinets, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said.
The 1.5 magnitude tremor struck at a depth of 2km outside the village of Weeton just after 7.30pm on Friday.
Residents in Weeton - as well as in the neighbouring villages of Little Plumpton, Westby and Blackpool - reported feeling the quake.
Some reported to the BGS "a noise like a train coming near", saying "dogs were disturbed" and "computer and cabinets shook".
Another report said "several neighbours heard it", although staff at Weeton Village Hall and at Ream Hills Holiday Park outside the village said they had not heard anything and neither had members of Weeton Parish Council.
A spokesperson from North West Ambulance Service said they had not heard any reports of people injured.
There have been 39 earthquakes recorded around the British Isles in the last 60 days, according to the BGS.
The largest was at a magnitude of 3.2 and struck near the Isle of Mull in western Scotland on January 19.
The BGS also records earthquakes induced by human activity, but none have been recorded in the last 50 days.