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.
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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.