Swansea Earthquake: Best Reactions After Tremors Felt Across UK

Phillip Cunningham
February 18, 2018

SEVERAL towns and cities across Wales and western England have been hit by an natural disaster as locals report being struck by major tremors.

The initial quake, initially thought to be 4.7 on the Richter scale but later reduced, hit at around 2.31pm around 20km from Swansea.

Swansea University in Wales was evacuated.

Very quickly after the quake, Brits took to Twitter to post pictures and videos about the "tragic" seismic event - with their tongues firmly in their cheeks.

The BGS said such an event only occurs in Britain about every two to three years.

Meanwhile, South Wales Police urged the public to avoid calling the emergency services unless it was to report damage or injuries.

Play had to be stopped, with the club's Twitter account reporting: 'Temporary stop in play.

"I was sat writing in the loft when the table, computer and whole floor shook for a couple of seconds".

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?'"

"An natural disaster of this size, of magnitude five or thereabouts, will occur roughly every 10 to 20 years in the UK", Brian Baptie of the BG said at the time. You can let us know by popping your comments into the link below.

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