The largest earthquake in the UK for a decade was felt as far North as Preston.Advertisement
Prestonians reported feeling tremors from the quake which had its epicentre near Swansea, South Wales.
Allana Lavin said she felt the movement in Penwortham.
Felt in Penwortham!
— allana lavin (@allanalavin) February 17, 2018
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.