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Earthquake that hit near Swansea is felt in Preston

Posted on - 17th February, 2018 - 11:08pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News
Where reports of the earthquake have been logged across mainly the western side of the UK Pic: LastQuake
Where reports of the earthquake have been logged across mainly the western side of the UK Pic: LastQuake

The largest earthquake in the UK for a decade was felt as far North as Preston.

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Prestonians reported feeling tremors from the quake which had its epicentre near Swansea, South Wales.

Allana Lavin said she felt the movement in Penwortham.

While Helen Holden took a lighthearted approach and blamed the infamous Fishergate bollard.

The British Geological Survey said the earthquake – rated as minor – was 4.4 on the Richter Scale.

Reports have come in from the southern edge of the Lake District and throughout Lancashire of feeling the tremors.

The BGS added around 20-30 earthquakes take place in the UK each year – normally around 2.2 on the Richter Scale.

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