Earthquake felt in South Wales as homes ‘rumble’ and partitions ‘shake’

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Small tremors were felt in the Ebbw Vale in Wales (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Small tremors had been felt within the Ebbw Vale in Wales (Image: Getty Photos/iStockphoto)

Folks in South Wales had been abruptly woken final night time as a 4.6 earthquake shook homes.

Locals in contrast the eerie sound to ‘rumbling’ whereas others in contrast the noise to an oncoming automotive.

It’s thought to have measured between 3.8 and 4.2 on the magnitude scale.

The quake was first reported simply earlier than midnight.

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A small earthquake was recorded simply earlier than midnight (Image: Metro.co.uk)

Handout screengrab of the siesmogram on the British Geological Survey website showing the earthquake with a magnitude of 3.7 that shook parts of Wales overnight. The British Geological Survey said the quake, which had a depth of 3.6km (2.2 miles), happened at 11.59pm on Friday. Its epicentre was Brynmawr in Blaenau Gwent - approximately 12 miles away from Merthyr Tydfil. Issue date: Saturday February 25, 2023. PA Photo. See PA story SOCIAL EarthquakeWales. Photo credit should read: British Geological Survey/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

The British Geological Survey web site confirmed the earthquake with a magnitude of three.7 (Image: PA)

Cath Willcox, from Cwm in Blaenau Gwent, instructed Sky Information: ’I felt the earthquake and was actually involved. It made our home shake, it was loud and the rumbling from it was clearly felt.

‘We’re 4 to 5 miles from the epicentre of the earthquake.’

She added: ‘The village is in Cwm Ebbw Vale. An old mining village used to lots of action in the height of coal mining. This is not a wake up call we wanted.’

The epicentre of the earthquake was round 12km from Abertillery at a depth of round 2km – which is alleged to be ‘very shallow’.

Many had taken to social media to share their confusion.

Aysia Bibi wrote: ‘Earthquake in wales!! Just shook me out of bed.’

The Time for Geography account added: ‘We had an earthquake last night in south Wales. Our team in Cardiff were woken by the shaking. Did anyone else feel it?’

Yesterday, a equally small quake was felt in Cornwall.

A variety of residents residing between Redruth and Mabe reported feeling their home ‘shake’ at round 6.30am.

It has been confirmed by VolcanoDiscovery that the earthquake occurred round 9.3km south of Redruth at 6.31am.

Though its magnitude is alleged to be ‘unknown’, the depth of the earthquake was 10km and the energy of the shaking was described as ‘very weak’.

One resident mentioned: ‘I heard a rumble and thought it was thunder.’

A fourth mentioned: “It sounded like a great big truck was coming towards the house (even though we don’t live by a road) and it got louder then the house shook and it went away.”

One other mentioned: ‘I thought it was a large vehicle going past my house.’

The final recorded earthquake in Cornwall was on the finish of October 2022. That earth tremor occurred at round 6.42pm in Penpol, close to Truro, on Tuesday, October 25, and had a magnitude of 0.5.

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