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Earthquake Hits UK: 4.7 Magnitude Quake Hits Swansea by Ochoocho1: 6:08pm On Feb 17, 2018
Big earthquake has hit the UK with thousands of people reporting tremors across England from as far as Cornwall to Liverpool.

Its epicentre fell about eight miles northeast of Swansea city centre, according to the US Geological Survey, sparking an evacuation at Swansea University.
An independent scientific organisation based in Paris, said it measured 4.7 on the Richter scale, at a depth of 10km. Tremors were felt up to 300km, 190 miles, from the epicentre. It is the fifth biggest earthquake ever recorded in the UK and the biggest to rock Britain in ten years. EMSC estimated around 10 million people would have felt the quake, and some small aftershocks following the quake. Dyfed-Powys Police in Wales confirmed the tremor had been felt in its control room and they were experiencing a high volume of calls in relation to the incident. Swansea University was evacuated after the quake. Port Talbot Town FC reported the earthquake temporarily stopped play. The club wrote on Twitter: "43' - temporary stop in play.
A recorded earthquake in the area. Incredible." A local in Cheltenham, aged 32, told Express.co.uk: "It was like a big lorry bouncing past the house at speed. "It sounded like an earthquake." Roger Heard, in Bradford upon Avon, told Express.co.uk: "Suddenly my chair was sliding from side to side. My wife and I ran outside, we found it very unnerving". Meyrick Sheen, father of actor Michael Sheen, told Wales Online: “We have lived here for 40 years and we have never experienced anything like this before, it felt like a massive explosion under ground. “The walls shook, the lights flashed and the pictures were shaking. It was frightening.”

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