Earthquake felt in Cornwall

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.

Credit: British Geological Association

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