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Somerset earthquake measuring 3.2 magnitude shakes houses | UK news

A 3.2 magnitude earthquake has struck Somerset with reports of houses rattling from the tremor. The quake struck Bridgwater, north-east of Taunton, at 10.49pm on Thursday, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS).

“We are receiving some reports of seismic activity in the Somerset area. We are looking into this and will post an update shortly,” the BGS said on Twitter.

It said the quake struck at a depth of 5km.


Map of felt reports received so far following the #earthquake M3.5 in England, United Kingdom 41 min ago

December 5, 2019

British Geological Survey

SEISMIC Alert: 5 December 2019

ORIGIN TIME: 22:49 18s UTC
LAT/LON: 51.109° North / 2.974 West
GRID REF: 331.8 kmE / 134.9 kmN
DEPTH: 5 km
LOCALITY: Bridgwater, Somerset, UK

December 5, 2019

Twitter users reported feeling the quake: “Our whole house just shook and things fell off the tops,” said one.

Reports submitted to the BGS said houses had rattled and one person “physically felt my bed shake”.

The effects were felt in several towns and villages in Somerset, according to the BGS.

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