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Parts of United Kingdom shaken by 4.4 magnitude natural disaster

18 February 2018, 06:02 | Violet Powell

A BBC weatherman claimed early indications state a 4.7 earthquake was recorded at 2.31pm

4.7 magnitude earthquake hits parts of UK

The epicenter was located a few miles north of the town of Swansea, Wales, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS), but tremors could be felt across south Wales and the southwest of England.

"Events of this magnitude only happen in the United Kingdom every 3-5 years".

Meanwhile, others took to social media to make slightly more sarcastic comments.

So far there have been no reports of major damage or injuries.

The club said on Twitter: "43' - temporary stop in play. The whole Hilton Liverpool building just shook violently".

Bryan Jones, 72, of Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taff, said: "It was like a tremor but it was quite frightening for my granddaughter - she swore a little bit and my wife got up asking 'What was that?'"

"All the neighbors were out asking 'what's happening?'" said Steven Clathworthy, who lives near Bridgend, south Wales, the BBC reported.

The 21-year-old said: "We heard the noises before we felt the rumble, and then the house shook for a couple of seconds before it stopped".

The tremor struck at 2:30pm on Saturday afternoon.

He said it was "relatively shallow" for a larger British quake; they are usually around 15-20km deep.

Twitter users reacted to the "earth moving" event. "We hoped that you had a surprisingly "earth moving" experience!"

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