An earthquake struck Cornwall in a single day, with one native describing the impression as feeling “like a juggernaut had hit the house”.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) stated a 2.7-magnitude tremor struck at a depth of 13km and shook the Mount’s Bay space at 12.50am on Sunday.
It stated it had obtained stories from residents in Helston, Penzance and Camborne, in addition to a number of different cities and villages close by.
The stories had been primarily from inside round 30km of the epicentre of the quake, the BGS stated.
“Reports described, ‘a low deep rumble’, ‘a moderate rumbling sound’, ‘whole house vibrated’ and ‘a bang and judder, like a juggernaut had hit the house’,” it added.
The BGS appealed for anybody who felt the quake to fill out an Earthquake Report to assist seismologists perceive extra concerning the occasion.
Dr David Hawthorn, a seismologist with the BGS, instructed BBC Cornwall: “This was quite small by global standards.
“In the UK we’ve a phenomenally sophisticated geology and that is notably true in Cornwall and in the end that stress weakens and we get an earthquake.”
More from Sky News:
Philippines hit by highly effective undersea earthquake
Inside Iceland ‘ghost city’ as earthquakes spark evacuation
He added: “We are still getting data in, so please give us a description because we want to know how much it shakes the ground in any given location.”
Dr Hawthorn stated the UK experiences round 200 to 300 earthquakes a yr, although solely round 30 are felt.