Earthquake hits off coast of North Yorkshire
An earthquake has hit the north sea off the coast of North Yorkshire.
The British Geological Survey confirmed an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 struck at 6.52pm on Tuesday, around 100 miles east of Scarborough.
It was located 50km away from the site of the biggest UK earthquake ever, recorded at Dogger Bank in 1931.
British Geological survey devices located in Glasidale around 10 miles east of Whitby showed the tremor:
Following the quake some social media users took to to Twitter to poke fun at the incident by posting mocked up photos, exaggerating the impact of the tremor, and even creating the hashtag #prayforscarborough.
One Twitter user shared an image of an upturned wheelie bin with the words "Never forget we will rebuild" superimposed on it and another shared a picture of a floored goat with the message "3.9 earthquake off the coast of Scarborough,hope everyone is alright!"