A 3.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Somerset overnight, causing homes to shake in villages across the county.Read the full story ›
The British geological survey has confirmed that there has been an earthquake in West Cornwall.Read the full story ›
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Drowsy residents in Cornwall were left shaken up last night after an earthquake.
People in Penryn reported a loud rumble and their houses shaking as the quake measuring 0.8 on the richter scale struck around 11.30pm.
According to the Richter Scale earthquakes measuring up to 2.0 are:
- Known as 'micro earthquakes'
- Not felt, rarely felt, or felt very locally.
- There are several million per year
There was a 1.3 magnitude earthquake near Launceston in Cornwall at 01:53 on 4 January.
This is quite small on the earthquake scale, but may have been enough to rattle a few windows...
A small earthquake hit in Gloucester this morning at 7:20am. It measured 1.8 on the Richter Scale.
I actually thought I felt it twice! Once in the middle of the night sometime (didn't look at the clock) I thought I was having heart palpitations at first!
Then again around 7.20ish. I recognised it as experienced one some years ago in Gloucester which was much stronger and felt as if someone was moving furniture! Cant remember what year that was though.
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Some people in Stroud had a shaky wake up this morning when a small earthquake hit Gloucestershire Stroud was the epicentre when it hit at 630am. The earthquake measured 2.3 on the Richter Scale, which according to the British Geological Society is 'pretty small'.
The 4.1 magnitude earthquake which shook North Devon this afternoon was felt by hotels and theatres in the seaside town.