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UK earthquake news forum: People in the area reported “houses shaking” and being awakened in bed by what felt like an “explosion” after a 3.8-magnitude earthquake struck South Wales.
Residents of South Wales have reported feeling a “explosion” while awakened by the “whole house shaking” following the 3.8 magnitude earthquake.
The British Geological Survey reported that the earthquake occurred at a depth of just over one mile and struck several miles north of Rhondda at midnight on Friday.
From as far away as Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, many people immediately reported feeling the effects of the earthquake.
“Whole house shook,” a resident of Merthyr Tydfil wrote.
People in Merthyr Tydfil and Hirwaun, both only a few miles from the epicentre, both reported that “the whole building shook.” We’ve experienced mini earthquake tremors in Wales before, but that tremor in Ebbw Vale completely rocked the home, according to a Twitter user.
A tremor has struck parts of south Wales. South Wales residents across the region are reporting a strong earthquake that occurred just before midnight.
The 4.2 magnitude earthquake was reported at 23:59 according to the Android Earthquake Notification System. People in Abergavenny, Crickhowell, Llangynidr Llanover, and Llanfoist have reported feeling the earthquake, and the majority of them claim that their furnishings and windows shook.
An earthquake that struck portions of north Wales earlier this month had its origin, according to the British Geological Survey, in Llwynmawr in the Ceiriog Valley in Wrexham, at 10.08am on Saturday (February 4).
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According to reports, the earthquake was felt as far away as the Rhondda Valley, Merthyr, and Mountain Ash. People noted on social media that their homes were shaking, their windows were rattling, and they heard a loud bang.
The 3.8 magnitude earthquake, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, had its epicentre in Hirwaun at a depth of 2 kilometres.
Most people experienced a violent shake that persisted for one to two seconds, according to testimonies on the website, with some noting minor aftershocks.
The quake’s amplitude was 4.2, according to Google’s Android Earthquake Alerts System.
Residents in Abergavenny, Crickhowell, Llangynidr, Llanover, and Llanfoist reported feeling the earthquake, which the British Geological Survey (BGS) says was the biggest to strike South Wales since 2018. Many reported feeling their furniture and windows shake. Read here the full earth quake news here.