Earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale rocks parts of the Midlands as residents of Shropshire, Staffordshire and Gloucestershire report their homes are ‘shaking’
- An earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale shook parts of the Midlands
- It struck at 3.36pm, rocking parts of Shropshire, Staffordshire and Gloucestershire
- Shrewsbury resident said he felt ‘the whole room moving’ from the waves
An earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale has rocked parts of the Midlands as residents of Shropshire, Staffordshire and Gloucestershire report their homes are ‘shaking’ today.
Shrewsbury, Telford, Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent have all felt movement, with one landlord in Shrewsbury describing his home “shaking from side to side”.
“I was sitting on the sofa and the whole room was moving, I had never felt an earthquake before,” they said. birmingham live.
An earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale shook parts of the Midlands today
“I asked my partner if it was an earthquake and he said it was that or an explosion.”
One person on Twitter said they “felt the earth moving in Wellington”.
“I felt like the couch had lifted,” they said.
Love Telford’s Twitter account said: ‘Heard a rumble and felt the desk shake. The fact that others have asked the question makes me think it had to be.
Telford resident Alan Harding tweeted that he felt the quake for “a few seconds”.
Another Telford resident, Elizabeth Wilkinson, said on social media that she “felt the house moving”.
“I just feel weird and uncomfortable,” she added.
Residents of Long Eaton also felt the effects of a 3.8 magnitude earthquake.
Residents of the Derbyshire town, which borders Nottinghamshire, said bedrooms and offices “shake” following the small tremor.
A local resident told Nottinghamshire Live: ‘I think we may have just had a tremor – the desks and the room shook.
The British Geological Survey confirmed that the earthquake occurred at 3:36 p.m.
He also confirmed that the quake was 8km underground and largely based in the Wem and Shropshire area.
He received numerous reports that this event was felt by people in Shropshire and surrounding counties.
Leigh-Anne tweeted: ‘Earthquake felt in Shrewsbury England today!’ It was a strange experience! #earthquake’.
Louise Elliott tweeted: ‘Anyone else feeling an #earthquake in the Stoke-on-Trent area right now?.