Important historic earthquakes in United Kingdom

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Cranleigh, United Kingdom Jul 05 10:53 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Crawley - Lasted about 5 seconds
  • Gatwick - Light shaking
  • Crawley - Very weak shaking
  • Crawley - 4-5 sec
  • Crawley - A Boom, then a quick shake and a very light shaking. No damage
  • Crawley - Sudden shaking, afterward very light shaking.
  • Crawley - Very weak shaking
  • Redhill - 2 seconds of minor shaking, no damage. I thought my good lady had shaken the sofa I was sitting on from behind.
  • USGS Langley Green, United Kingdom Jun 27 12:28 2.6 5 MAP
    GEOFON United Kingdom Jun 09 22:14 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Salisbury - Very weak shaking
  • EMSC England, United Kingdom Jun 09 22:14 3.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lincoln - Lasted 2-3 seconds. No property damage. Felt as if someone heavy had just fallen out of bed
  • Eleven - Weak shaking
  • bishop wilton - About 23:30 ish only lasted a second mild shake.
  • USGS Langley Green, United Kingdom Apr 01 11:11 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Gatwick Airport - Was in office at Gatwick Airport felt a brief vibration and the desk shook and the office door opened
  • Newdigate - Heavy thud followed by shaking, as if a lorry had plunged into the house
  • Ockley - For roughly 5 seconds or so the house felt as if it were swaying back and forth - was sat in an upstairs room.
  • EMSC England, United Kingdom Feb 28 07:33 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Whitehaven - I was lying down waking up and felt a single rumbling shake.
  • GEOFON United Kingdom Feb 17 14:31 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Waukesha, USA - The shaking lasted around ten seconds, a few small objects rolled off their surfaces very very very minor damage to outdoor fence.
  • Los Angeles, CA - Very weak shaking
  • Los Angeles, CA - I woke up to hearing creeking sounds in my apartment, when I fully woke up I realized the bucks in was shaking. It lasted approximately 5 seconds.
  • Cheltenham - It was shaking for 10 seconds and was light but photos on the wall fell off but the house wasn\'t damaged.
  • barnstaple - 3 - 5 seconds
  • Bristol - Light shaking
  • Heddington - No damage 20 seconds long
  • Cullompton - Two very minor tremors a few minutes ago - mild rattle of things on shelf in upstairs bedroom
  • Weston-super-Mare - Felt the shaking at 14:32 in Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset, UK
  • Bristol - It lasted about 6 seconds and the walls were shaking !!!
  • Quethiock - I was sat in my kitchen and the kitchen table where I was using my computer started to tremble I could feel the vibration through my arms resting on the table. It shook for about 3 seconds. No damage occurred it was a very subtle tremor but not like anything I have ever felt before.
  • Carmarthen - Shaking lasted about five seconds. No damage apparent. Sitting in my house and heard and felt the house move
  • oxford - the whole room shook. felt by everybody in the apartment.
  • Camerton - Light shaking
  • barnstaple - shaking lasted maybe 5 seconds - no apparent damage but things looked as if they would fall off shelves etc
  • Worcestershire - Light shaking for about 2 minutes.
  • Bridgend - 5 seconds, rumbling and wall and shelf ornaments vibrating. No damage.
  • Greasby - Sitting in armchair, felt slight shaking for about 10 seconds
  • Blackwood - Weak shaking
  • Abingdon - 2-3 seconds
  • Cardiff - no damage about 5 seconds the room/house shook. mug on table edged towards the edge a little
  • Birmingham - Maybe 5 seconds? Shaking/tremor in a high rise block. It shook then almost stopped then shook again. I would\'ve taken no notice of the first tremor but it went on a bit!
  • Llandovery - Prolonged rumbling (like loud low-flying aircraft), and one sudden jerk.
  • Bristol - Cerca de 4 segundos
  • Birmingham - Light shaking
  • Port Talbot - 2 small tremors
  • Port Talbot - 2 small tremors
  • Market Drayton - Couple of seconds, house felt like it wobbled.
  • swansea - No damge. Setee moved, floor shook.
  • Portishead - Very quick tremor almost like a single impact.
  • Tiverton - Felt bed shaking about 15mins ago
  • BARRY - Light shaking
  • Moretonhampstead Devon - Heard distant boom. Though was that an explosion. Then felt something coming this way a few seconds later. Got increasingly violent with table rocking etc. then eased off again. Shaking lasted maybe 5 seconds.
  • Llandrindod Wells - The shaking lasted about 3 seconds.
  • Llandovery - Low, steady rumbling with shaking and upward movement of floor for 5-10 seconds
  • Aberdare - I was sitting at my computer and I felt the \"shake\" - the things on myself shook I was shaken, sitting on my chair, I heard a rumble, and when I went outside, my neighbours were out too, and said it had been felt about 2 miles away in Aberaman. I\'ve never felt anything like that before.
  • Worcestershire - About 2.30. House was shaking.
  • Rhandirmwyn - Heard rumbling as if a helicopter was starting to descend from overhead. Movement lasted about 5 seconds.
  • Swansea - 5 seconds
  • Stourbridge - No damage but felt House move sideways. 2 second rumble
  • Newport - Light shaking
  • Caerphilly - Weak shaking
  • Bromborough - House shaked and windows made noise
  • Abergavenny - Plates and glassware in the dresser rattled
  • WREXHAM - Light shaking
  • Birmingham - Chair wobbling 10 secs
  • Bedstone - 30 seconds of shaking at about 2:30
  • Aberdare - Two strong tremors. Was quite a shock.
  • Reading - Weak shaking
  • Drefach Velindre - Light shaking
  • CHIPPENHAM - Moderate shaking but just for a few seconds
  • Tonypandy - Heard a boom and doors & settee shook. Around 2:30pm
  • Swindon - Felt like the house was wobbling, things fell over
  • Port Talbot - Loud very deep rumbles, and sofa moved. Not a normal earthquake zone, felt like a lorry hit the house.
  • Port Talbot - Playing my ps4 and my bed shook and my dog is hiding on the table
  • BRIDGEND - Lasted around 5 secs sat at kitchen table.. vase of flowers shaking
  • Gloucestershire - Light shaking
  • Rhiwbina, Cardiff - ? Maybe 7 seconds
  • ROWLEY REGIS - Lasted around 3-5 seconds
  • Cardiff - Lasted 5 second s everything shook the entire House shook
  • Abercynon - Approx 30 seconds. Felt like I was on a train. Sofa moved
  • Carmarthen - Everything in the house started shaking with some things falling
  • Swansea - 5 seconds of shaking. Everything shook.
  • Wrexham - My house shook a few times 2.31 pm sat 17th Feb 2018
  • CARDIFF - At about 14:30 I was sat on my bed watching the Olympics, when I felt this strong shaking, which lasted about 20seconds.
  • Yeovil - Lasted 5 seconds. Wardrobes and furniture shaking.
  • maesteg - shaking lasted what felt like 1 min but was probably no more than 30secs. there was some noise and buildings were shaken. all the neighbours were out in the street, feeling very nervous. no apparent damage done.
  • Bath - Bed shook for a few seconds
  • Bath - Bed shook for a few seconds
  • Swansea - Windows rattling TV shaking on stand whole house shaking started with a rumbling noise and lasted a few seconds
  • Newcastle Emlyn - 5 second rumble
  • Rhigos - Moderate shaking
  • Rhigos - Moderate shaking
  • Cynwyd - Very weak shaking
  • Redditch - House shook, doors and windows knocking
  • Rhondda - No property damage. House was shaking.
  • Rhondda - No property damage. House was shaking.
  • Aberdare - Me and family members were in my living room and i was talking about miving home all of a sudden the building shook and you could hear it and my fyrniture lamps was rattling 1st of all i thought something had crashed into side of building as im in top flat 3 storeis up but then realised it was actually an earthquake. Very scary
  • Cardiff - I was in a house and then I head a and then I shat myself.
  • Pontypridd - Light shaking
  • Ystradgynlais - Light shaking
  • Birmingham - Light shaking
  • swansea - Moderate shaking
  • Cardiff - Very weak shaking
  • Brecon - 5 seconds no damage just whole house shook
  • Bath - We had one shake for a couple of seconds then another few minutes after
  • Bristol - Shaking lasted for about 5 seconds.
  • Evesham - Weak shaking
  • Swansea - House shook fairly violently 3 times No damage
  • Dolgellau - Rumbling heard for 4 -5 seconds followed by a heavy \"thud\" with more rumbling for a further 4 -5 sec.
  • Colwyn Bay - One brief tremor - sitting in armchair when room, including TV, shook briefly. Heard nothing.
  • Bristol - sat on sofa and it began to sjhake for a few seconds a rumbling sound.
  • West Midlands - Felt like house wobbled
  • Bristol - The windows creaked as if being buffeted by a strong gust of wind and the sofa jolted (as if an animal had jumped on it). It was one jolt lasting for one second. There does not appear to be any damage.
  • Swansea - My stuff started falling from my table and my hose was shaking
  • Chideock, Dorset - Shaking for only a second or so, very weak but disturbed jars above kitchen mantle.
  • Cardiff - Laying on sofa with my 2 year old due not feel unwell. And the sofa shook, I thought it was my husband coming through the door. My daughter jumped off the sofa to see him, leaving me to still feel the sofa shake. 10 mins later husband walked in- so it definitely wasn\'t him
  • Swansea - Shook the house for about 3-4 seconds. I thought a car had driven into the house, or a tree had fallen. No damage. Nothing fell
  • Kidwelly - Weak shaking
  • Swansea - Shook the house for about 3-4 seconds. I thought a car had driven into the house, or a tree had fallen. No damage. Nothing fell
  • Tonyrefail - House movement felt for 1 - 1.5 seconds. Other people in neighbourhood also felt movement . No obvious damage.
  • Pencoed - No damage just a strange feeling
  • Pencoed - No damage just a strange feeling
  • Swindon - 5 seconds. Sofa juddered twice.
  • Llangyfelach - Moderate shaking
  • Cardiff - Very weak shaking
  • Llangyfelach - Moderate shaking
  • Old Colwyn - I was sat watching Channel 4, felt the entire room I was in shake, saw the light fixture shake, and then it stopped. Only lasted about a second. No damage done.
  • Swansea valley - Strong shaking
  • Ringwood - Lasted all of 5 seconds but my entire flat was shaking
  • Jersey marine - Loud rumble for few seconds slight vibration
  • Bridport - A few seconds nothing damaged
  • Peasedown St John - 4 seconds no damage
  • Swansea - Moderate shaking
  • Maesteg - The House felt like it was moving around me a very sereal feeling like nothing before x
  • Pontypool - No damage - shaking lasted for 10s or so - dozens of residents confirm on our neighbourhood Facebook group.
  • Swansea - House shook , for a second or two, no discernible damage so far.
  • Monmouthshire - Weak shaking
  • Swansea - The whole street shock
  • Devon - Light shaking
  • Cwmparc - The whole house dropped then went side to side. Lasted seconds. My son fell off his bed. A few things moved in the house. No damage.
  • Ammanford - Strong shaking for 3 to 5 seconds, sounded like a truck had crashed into my house. No apparent damage
  • Ebbw Vale - I am in a 2 storey office black and the whole building shook - I thought at fist a heavy vehicle had crashed into the building but have just heard of others reporting this feeling in the vicinity also.
  • Neath - Sounded like a train passing, with an impact that shook the house.
  • Swansea - Lasted around 10 seconds, built up and eventually shook enough to knock things off my side, followed by very light movement.
  • Neath - No damage so far. 20 seconds give or take..
  • Swindon - Shaking lasted about 5-6 seconds, kingside bed shook and kitchen table and chairs shook quite violently
  • Swindon - Shaking lasted about 5-6 seconds, kingside bed shook and kitchen table and chairs shook quite violently
  • Newport - No damage and lasted about 2-3 seconds
  • Gloucestershire - Light shaking
  • Neath - Strong shaking
  • Swansea - 2 separate shakes lasting a couple of seconds each.
  • Barry - Only lasted a few seconds, my sofa moved and the windows were shaking.
  • SWANSEA - I felt like the house shifted, felt like it had been jolted forward. Very frightening experience
  • Kingswinford - Just after 2.30pm - a few seconds of ‘bouncing’ felt on floor and sofa where i was sitting
  • Swansea - Light shaking
  • Blackwood - Sofa shock, walls bounced and heard a thud. Really frightening.
  • South wales - House shook loud bang we thought something had crashed into the house!
  • Swansea - Light shaking
  • Swansea - About 3 seconds. It moved the bed a little.
  • Swansea - Lasted 5-6 seconds, whole house was shaken, saw the trees sway.
  • Cardiff - Shaking lasted approximately 5-10 seconds, some furniture moved, no damage.
  • Bath - Not long maybe 4 seconds. NO noticeable damage. Rocking action
  • Yeovil - Light shaking
  • Cardiff - It lasted 5 or 10 seconds and I literally felt the ground shake and saw the whiteboard that I was looking at move. Didn’t even know it was an earthquake until later.
  • Aberdare - Weak shaking
  • Bath - 2 seconds, buildings shaking
  • barnstaple - 2 lots of shaking about 5 seconds each. pictures and things on shelves shook.
  • Blackwood - 1 to 2 seconds 2 tremors
  • Tiverton, Devon - Sat inside about 2.35, felt rumbling then the doors and windows all shook and rattled, Light fittings swung. Lasted about 4/5 seconds.
  • swansea - top floor of highrise,11th floor.the strand .,everything was shaking for around 5 seconds...
  • Swansea - Weak shaking
  • Kidderminster - Chandelier droplets swung. Tray propped up on kitchen worktop fell over.
  • Cheltenham - Very weak shaking
  • Swansea - Chair I was sitting in shook, glassses in the kitchen cupboard shaking for about 3 seconds
  • Cardiff - Was literally for 3 seconds, thought the house was going to collapse
  • Wrexham - I experienced a small shake whilst sitting on the sofa at home, it lasted only a few seconds.
  • Northwich - Weak shaking
  • Greasby - 10 seconds no damage
  • Swansea - Shook the University building 3-4 times quite strongly - moved my chair a few inches side to side.
  • Swansea - I live in a basement floor flat and it felt like something had gone through the top floor flat the way it shook. I also assumed my boy was messing round with doors or something?? Scary..
  • Gloucester - It felt like heavy wind or a car hitting the house. No damage seen.
  • Ammanford carmarthshire - The shaking lasted for 3 seconds, our whole house shook
  • Msrgam - At around while I was on the first floor of my home the roof shuddered noisily as if it was going to collapse, No signs of damage visible,
  • Mold - House wobbled for a few seconds. Long enough to realise it was an earthquake. Felt like someone had driven into the house. No damage.
  • St Davids - It recorded a 4.2 in Neath. Sounded like a heavy lorry going through the farmyard. SA62 6RS
  • PLYMOUTH - I was on the fifth floor and it felt like a jolt more than shaking so it only lasted a moment.
  • Oxwich - Moderate shaking
  • Barnstaple - 2 or 3 seconds rumbling, 'grating' stress sounds from building (brick/cement walls). Lying on sofa, felt jolt as if pushed/raised slightly.
  • Swansea - About 5 seconds...whole house shook and ornament fell off unit
  • Swansea - At about 2.40pm my wardrobe and bed shook. There was a loud noise which I felt rather than heard, if that makes sense! Downstairs the coffee table shook, along with the sofa which also moved, with my sister on it!
  • Gwaun Cae Gurwen - Lasted about 6/7 seconds and was quite strong
  • SA9 1YX - Rumbling Sofa shook Dog was barking
  • Swansea - Strong shaking
  • Glanamman - 4 seconds of rumbles and plate rattling.
  • Swansea - I was in the WWI section of the Waterfront Museum. A rumble or like a distant explosion was heard. The wooden floor moved from side to side, the ceiling and walls swayed and objects and displays shook. There are sound effects of WWI in the exhibition and one man turned to me to exclaim that the effects were "pretty realistic"
  • Bristol - It was a brief quake. I am in a 3rd floor flat and the room shook for a couple of seconds; the chair I was sitting on juddered like it was being jerked to the left. There were after vibrations going on in my storage heater for several seconds. No damage I have seen yet.
  • Swansea - Thought it was construction in a university building when the floor shook and the projectors went crazy
  • Plymouth - Walls were shaking for around 5 secs
  • Barry - It was at 14:30 hours -local time & lasted 2-3 seconds. The light fittings, floor and side lamps shook but everything stayed upright. I\'m on the 3rd floor up, so may have felt it more than others. Just very odd, never experienced anything like it before.
  • Reading - Duration roughly 10s.
  • Wiltshire - I was in my room when there was a sudden shake. All of my furniture started shaking. It only lasted for approximately 15 seconds. No one was harmed and there was no damage but it was the scariest 15 seconds of my life.
  • Swansea - Shaking,loud bang,crows took flight.About5 seconds.
  • brecon - Ceilings flexed
  • Lincombe Lee - 10 seconds @ 2.30p.m. Saturday 17th February 2018
  • Risca - Lasted about 10 seconds. Items rattling audibly but no damage.
  • Portskewett - Cabinets rattling and dog behaving unusually & barking. Lasted a few seconds.
  • Skewen - Whole house shock 15sec massive bang static shock when I went to open the door
  • Pentrecagal - Moderate shaking
  • Swansea - What a scare! I'm in a top floor flat and thought a lorry hit the building or a bomb exploded. A loud bang and rumble. Everything shook and rattled for about 5 seconds. Everyone went outside to look for a cause and all pets were alarmed.
  • Pontlliw - Heard huge rumbling noise and the walls started shaking. The dog was barking. Lasted around 6 seconds
  • Chiselborough, Somerset - Short tremor no damage
  • Pembrokeshire - Sounded like local firing range was working overtime
  • Swansea - Felt like a lorry hit the house
  • Llanfynydd - Light shaking
  • pontarddulais, swansea - lasted approx 3 seconds, a big bang, then it shook the whole house, scared as i thought there was a explosion near by.
  • Cardiff - I experienced the earthquake around 2:30 and my whole house was shaking, I was lying down on the bed and suddenly my bed also started to shake and I was also shaking because my bed was moving so much. It lasted around 10-20 seconds. So not very long but I was very shocked. Though nothing was damaged and everyone was well.
  • Near Myddfai - Felt as if something had collided with the house. Cups continued to rattle in the kitchen cupboard 20 or so seconds after the main bang.
  • Malpas, Truro - Shaking lasted about 5 seconds and shook the settee I was sat on and the flowers in a vase on the sideboard shook from side to side. The floor also felt as though it was shaking and there was a rumbling noise.
  • Pontypool - For about 10 seconds the whole house shook
  • Braunton - doors and windows rattled, vibrations onthe sofa like being in large truck starting, 5-10 second duration
  • Gillingham, Dorset - Back of chair shook for a second or two, thought something must have fallen of a cupboard, but nothing had moved.
  • Wells - Weak shaking
  • CAMBRIDGE - It felt like the floor has moved, shook under my feet it lasted only a second or 2. Last night. We live at the 2nd floor.
  • Wolverhampton - Moderate shaking
  • Munslow - Split second bang that sounded like a thump upstairs but was also felt under my feet where we were downstairs. Disnt think much of it until reporred on the news.
  • Sidmouth - 2-3 seconds of glass doors in a bookcase mildly rattling. Noted because it was unusual, however dismissed at the time. Later heard of the Swansea earthquake and checked the time - fits precisely!
  • Newport - Sat down sofa and ground weak tremble no pictures fallen down no cracks to walls.
  • Brecon - 4 seconds floor was shaking from underneath me could see the blinds and feel the house shaking
  • Lyme Regis, dorset - Sat on sofa felt sofa shaking was odd at the time but on hearing of earthquake in Swansea time fits.
  • rhiwbina cardiff South Wales - Light shaking
  • Oxford - Maybe 2-3 seconds, noticeable on the top floor of my building.
  • Swansea - Weak shaking of furniture for about 2/3seconds. No damage
  • Bridgend - 5 seconds. No property damage. House shook with a rumbling sound.
  • Hay-on-Wye - Felt like passing heavy vehicle but none seen so presumed was an earthquake. Working at computer, floor, table and computer screen shook. Noticed for around 3 seconds.
  • Bristol - It happened around 2:15pm GMT, it lasted for around 30 seconds, not long but I felt my room shake lightly. I think it was measured around 4.4. It is extremely rare to even have a tremor like we experienced today. No damage to property.
  • Exeter - I was in bed and it shuddered for several seconds. Not aware of any property damage.
  • Pontypool - The sofa shock and mirror rattled on wall
  • Farmborough - Of a party of 6 only one noticed the movement and did not bother to mention it. Then received a concerned phone call from a relative in Staple Hill Bristol where the shake had been obvious. No obvious damage at either location.
  • Neath - 10-20secs where the noise was like heavy vehicle approaching & then a ripple effect felt through the floor and window blinds shook.
  • Swansea - Third floor flat. Felt shaking, heard rumbling and ornaments were rattling. Then heard a loud bang and it felt like I was jolted forward in my chair. Looked out of the window at the sea and the horizon seemed to move when there was another strong jolt (could have been me moving with the building). Loud cracking noise in corner of the room and noticed later that there is about a crack in the plaster. Whole thing seemed to last about 10 seconds.
  • Portishead - Felt the pub wall rattle and bang against the chair I was sat on, was so quick , over in 4-5 seconds
  • pontyberem - Sat 17th Feb '18. Heard rumbling, got louder like a lorry or similar was coming straight into house. Glass cabinet was shaking & sofa I was sat on. Approx 10-20 seconds?
  • Sidmouth - Felt weak shaking, lasted about 3 seconds.
  • Cotmaton Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8ST - Sidmouth East Devon. Our roof timbers creaked for about 10 seconds. No damage just a strange experience.
  • CORSHAM - Shaking about 5 seconds. Sofa moving and water in bottle shock. Dogs sat up. No property damage.
  • USGS Clydach, United Kingdom Feb 17 14:31 4.2 11 MAP
    USGS Tarbert, United Kingdom Nov 01 20:59 2.5 7 MAP
    EMSC England, United Kingdom Mar 03 09:28 2.6 13 MAP
    EMSC England, United Kingdom Mar 06 23:12 2.3 8 MAP
    EMSC England, United Kingdom Nov 27 11:42 2.2 5 MAP
    EMSC England, United Kingdom Nov 27 10:47 2.5 0 MAP
    EMSC England, United Kingdom Sep 22 21:40 2.8 3 MAP
    EMSC Channel Isl. Reg, United Kingdom Sep 04 10:54 2.8 9 MAP
    GEOFON United Kingdom Jul 18 13:55 3.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON United Kingdom Jun 04 19:24 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON United Kingdom Jun 01 12:20 3.4 5 MAP
    USGS Llanwnda, United Kingdom May 26 15:41 3.0 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Wales, United Kingdom May 26 15:41 3.0 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC England, United Kingdom May 22 01:52 4.2 10 MAP
  • Brussels - Gentle shaking experienced
  • Calais - Maison qui tremble, durée d'environ 4-5 secondes
  • Kent - Myself & partner woken from sleep around 2.50/3am
  • Canterbury - While house shaking
  • Tatinghem - Maison qui tremble, meubles qui craquent. Il était 3H53.
  • Margate - Woke up to a rumble then instantly whole house starting shaking got weaker after about 5 seconds and rumble got fainter as if it was moving away from margate.
  • Herne Bay - Had just returned to bed after putting my son back to bed. When the whole house was shaking, felt strong as we live above a shop. At first I thought a truck was coming through the place :
  • Whitstable - (Can't get the sounds out of my mind! Any experience I won't forget! Seemed to go on for a good 5/8 seconds! I can't sleep now!
  • Calais - Réveillée par tremblement
  • margate - Awoken by noise then shaking ...not nice feeling for poor ppl in nepal ..... im scared at this can begin to think how scared they must have been
  • Canterbury - was asleep but 'heard' it and quickly awoke to hear ongoing. Heard loud crack on bedside cabinet which really alarmed me. Was confused and disorientated - bathroom clock said 2.53 AM when it finished. Scary!
  • Deal - I was in My bedroom when all of a sudden a loud rumbling sound hit my house shortly followed by a very short but violent shaking motion,at first I thought that a tree hit the house , but I ran outside only to see no tree but my fellow neighbours in panic . There was no damage just lots of nervs
  • Margate - About 3 am shaiking house few second
  • margate - 3 am few secomd
  • Aylesham kent - Shaking woke me up
  • Norwich - No damage that I am aware of, but shaking was consistent for a good 5-10 seconds. Bed was shaking and also felt like I could hear a very strong wind outside which was causing the house to shake.
  • Deal - Both my husband and I awoke to the house shaking and a loud sound like an explosion. This was followed by the seagulls screeching loudly. It was scary. It happened just before 3am.
  • Erpe - Shaking house, no damage. Was around 4am.
  • Kent - I woke up to my whole house shaking, heard a rumbling sound at the same time.
  • Dunquerque - J'étais déjà réveillée, tout le bâtiment de trois étage ou je vis a bougé
  • Maidstone - At aprrox 3am our cat went crazy running of the bed and outside, then we could hear a few birds tweeting but it was still dark. We then felt a big jolt and things hanging on the wardrobe were swaying as if been knocked.
  • Whitstable - Woken by a thundering sound at about 3.55am like something falling down the stairs
  • Sittingbourne - Woken up in loft room with the dormer walls moving. No damage caused.
  • Koksijde - i first tought that a heavy transport past by,but my house shaked about 5 - 10 seconds
  • Walmer - It certainly woke me, and I struggled to understand what had happened. I thought something might have hit the house, as we are having roof work done. One gull outside sounded very agitated by it!
  • Brussels - No damage, light shaking.
  • Westgate-on-Sea - Woke at 3am, strange low rumbling sound, felt house shake for a short period.
  • Cleve Road Sidcup - Felt it for good 3 seconds
  • Shoreham-by-sea - Woken up by doors knocking and the bed shaking on third floor flat in Shoreham Beach, West Sussex
  • Selling - Woke up about 2.50 by a wave of sound and a shaking movement passing under our room.
  • Margate - We were woken at 2.53 by a strong rumble, house shaking and doors vibrating.
  • calais - un bruit de tonerre, puis vibration, mais pas assez pour reveiller le bébé
  • Margate - I was a asleep,the rumberling woke me.
  • Deal - Sitting in living room at 2.50 a.m. thinking about going to bed and whole house begins to violently rock, things fall off shelves, a stack of books falls over, the dog goes crazy. I went outside and all the seagulls are going crazy too, flying around and screeching. There were plenty of people in pyjamas and gowns up at their doors and windows asking what's going on? No sign of smoke or fire. No sign of emergency services. All quiet and calm in the town.
  • Zottegem - Geen schade voor zover ik weet. Enkel trillende kastdeuren gehoord en wakker geworden.
  • Birchington-on-Sea - Wife woke by dog barking, then the quake started and the shaking appeared to be lateral rather than vertical. It lasted about 5-10 seconds, and no damage has been found.
  • Peacehaven - Dog woke me barking softly on my bed. Few minutes later gentle shaking of bed felt. Thought I was dreaming until this mornings news. I'm in East Sussex
  • Ramsgate - Dog started bothering me and was restless and then I experienced a kind of explosion and the bed shook. I thought my boiler downstairs had blown up. It lasted about 5 seconds and then stopped suddenly. It shook the whole room. I was surprised at how explosive it was.
  • GEOFON United Kingdom May 22 01:52 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ramsgate, United Kingdom May 22 01:52 3.7 10 MAP
    EMSC England, United Kingdom Apr 03 06:21 2.3 8 MAP
    GEOFON United Kingdom Mar 17 11:08 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC England, United Kingdom Feb 09 11:56 2.0 12 MAP
    EMSC England, United Kingdom Jan 28 22:25 3.9 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Petersborough - Sounded like washing machine going into spin cycle and vibrating against wall. (via emsc)
  • Morcott - sofa shook that i was lying on, rumbling sound, sounded like a truck outside (via emsc)
  • Oakham - initial rumble lasted 1 second then decrescendo for about 6 secs (via emsc)
  • Birstall - A sudden initial jerk that was quite perceptable followed by a few seconds of quiet rumble. (via emsc)
  • Melton Mowbray - Deep rumbling that shook the chair in a slow rhythmic motion. Lasted probably 5 - 10 seconds (via emsc)
  • Thrussington - I knew what it was, so was not concerned. I felt rather light headed shortly after it. (via emsc)
  • leicester - I felt the quake go from one side of my room to the other, my bed wardrobe and house creaked and other things wobbeled
  • Nottingham - Whole bed moved across room
  • STAMFORD - A rough 2 to 3 sec rumble
  • caythorpe - 2 -3 second tremor
  • leicester - Loud rumble - room shook - boxes fell off shelves in bedroom!
  • catlton on trent - dull thud whole bed shook
  • Leicester - Felt my mattress shake
  • Melton Mowbray - Deep rumble heard and felt through floor. Some objects on shelves rattled.
  • exton - a loud bang and then rumbling/shaking no damage
  • Loughborough - I thought that I was going slightly crazy at first but when I stood up from the couch I could clearly feel the vibration under my feet too
  • kings cliffe - sounded like an avalanche
  • Leicestershire - Floor creaked and lights flickered for a good 5 minutes. Everything including the bed I was sitting on felt pushed aside.
  • East Goscote - Felt the house shaking!
  • Kirby Muxloe - soft rumbling sound for 5 to 8 seconds sounded like heaver lorry passing or distant thunder. no damage time aprox 10.30pm
  • colsterworth - Windows and whole house shook
  • Caythorpe - Sitting watching the news at 1025, felt and saw the floor and house wobble, and heard the unique earthquake rumble very faintly. Only a few seconds - 2-3.
  • Leicester - Rather strong shaking frightening!
  • Wymondham, Leics - Big bang followed by vibrations. No obvious damage.
  • Belton in rutland - A big rumble but not much shaking
  • Bingham - I was in bed my house shock for around 20 seconds
  • Coalville - No damage I know of but a rumbly noise occurred and then a shaking feeling that when stood on the floor was clear it was an earthquake
  • Langtoft - I heard a loud rumble from outside - thought it was a large vehicle? couldn't see what was causing it. .
  • Ashwell - Lampshade fell off ceiling lamp, candlesticks fell over, cracks appeared in plaster on walls (minor)
  • USGS Cottesmore, United Kingdom Jan 28 22:25 3.8 13 MAP
    GEOFON United Kingdom Jan 28 22:25 4.0 10 MAP
    EMSC Scotland, United Kingdom Jan 09 01:03 2.4 8 MAP
    EMSC England, United Kingdom Dec 24 08:21 2.0 13 MAP
    EMSC England, United Kingdom Dec 09 07:31 2.1 3 MAP
    EMSC Scotland, United Kingdom Dec 03 21:57 2.0 6 MAP
    EMSC Scotland, United Kingdom Nov 14 11:23 2.6 2 MAP
    EMSC Scotland, United Kingdom Nov 13 09:23 2.2 4 MAP
    EMSC Channel Isl. Reg, United Kingdom Nov 07 14:44 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC England, United Kingdom Oct 28 19:16 2.6 10 MAP
    EMSC Scotland, United Kingdom Oct 09 19:15 0.1 120 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Scotland, United Kingdom Aug 31 07:14 2.4 5 MAP
    EMSC Channel Isl. Reg, United Kingdom Jul 29 17:12 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Channel Isl. Reg, United Kingdom Jul 11 11:54 4.3 10 MAP
  • St Martin - About 2 secs. No damage.
  • St Sampsons - Using computer when desk started shaking...
  • St Helier - No damage but felt shaking for over a minute
  • st peter port - no damage house shook
  • St Peter Port - Buildings shook in St Peter Port, very scary!
  • St. Helier - Just felt vibrations
  • Vale - Heard a loud "bang" before some shaking.
  • St Peter Port - 5 story building jumped twice
  • St Peter Port - Strong shaking, very bizarre!
  • St Peter Port - The building shaked, no damage cause
  • St Peter Port - Felt house shake
  • jersey channel islands - bang and house shook for 3 secs quite scary
  • st ouen - my walls and floor shook!
  • St Martins - No damage
  • St Peter Port - 2 short sharp jolts that shook the room in a wave like motion
  • St. Lawrence - House shook for a few seconds. Also felt in St.Helier by my wife.
  • St Helier - Weird sensation, quite offputting
  • Forest - Building shook as did our desks
  • St Andrews - House shook, no damage
  • St Peter - Sat at desk, 30 seconds of shaking, pets scared
  • Castle - Thought roof had fallen in
  • Vale - Moderate shaking, no damage
  • St Peter Port - Sat on granite bench and felt vibration
  • Corbiere - A few sec building was shaking
  • St Andrews - Felt a build up noise and rumble then a big bang as if something had hit the building
  • Forest - Can not see any damage
  • Forest - Whole house shook no damage
  • st peter port - felt like a lorry hitting the building.
  • vale - Strong shaking of house Structure
  • St Peter Port - Strange shaking then very big bang! very scary
  • St Helier - Sitting at my PC and it felt like someone was at the other end shaking my desk back and forth. I looked up over my monitor to see no one and that's when I thought something was odd.
  • St. Peter port - Sitting at desk at work when building shaked
  • St. Peter Port - Felt it quite a bit
  • st peter port - strong shaking, building collapsed
  • Pordic - légères vibrations des murs, craquements.
  • St Peter - moderate maybe 8 second shake enough to move entire building making the building rattle and rumble. Sounded like a large lorry at first. Enough to shake office computers etc. A little scary.
  • St Saviours - my whole house shook
  • St Helier - Sleeping due to night shift work. I was woken up!
  • St. Saviour - I'm at school at the moment and I could hear all the books and stuff on the wall shaking and then all the computers starting rattling and wobbling and we all felt a huge vibration sweep across us!
  • St mary - No damage.... 2 definite movements... Thought something had crashed in my roof... Scary stuff
  • St Peter Port - Very short tremour only lasting a second or two. Inside the office I mistook it for someone falling off their chair... At first I refused to believe it was an earthquake!
  • Vale - have never felt an earthquake before so have nothing to compare it to.
  • St. Sampson - There was a rumble and then the house shook moderately. The dog barked with the rumbling. We did not know whether it was an explosion or not.
  • St. Andrews - We were in ICT listening to some sick tunes wen we herd a boom like and all the computers fell of the desks like and everyone was screaming and Eurgh it was horrible. Jk nothing happened
  • St Peter Port - Building shook and ground under my feet was shaking well
  • ST Peter Port - Thought I was in love
  • St clement - No damage but house shook side to side
  • St Andrews - Thought a plane had hit the building
  • St Sampsons - Not aware of any damage. Strange to feel old granite house shake though!!
  • St Peter Port - Building Shook
  • st peter port - felt strong quake no damage
  • St Brelade - Sitting working in my summerhouse and the building shook for 3or 4 seconds and the windows rattled. Heard quite a loud rumble at the same time. No damage.
  • St Peter Port - No damage - house shock for a few seconds.
  • cobo - sitting in my office ground floor, when roof shook felt like someone running on roof
  • St Lawrence - I thought a truck had hit the house! Really scary!!
  • St Peter Port - Sounded like an explosion/sonic boom House shook - No damage
  • St Peter Port - Very loud bang, shaking/rumbling of whole building. Everything on my desk shook. About 3-4secs. Very scary!
  • St Helier - Desk vibrating & monitors shaking with a bit of rumbling noise from the building.
  • St Peter Port - Strong shake for about 2 secs
  • Jersey - Standing outside, everything shook for about 4 seconds. No damage
  • St.Helier - Walls shook, rockery rattled, small cracks in wall rendering
  • St. Peter Port - I was sitting on a Park bench, which seemed to move side to side underneath me
  • St. Saviour - it just felt like someone was using a jackhammer or a big lorry had just driven past.
  • St Helier - Building was shaking like there was a large truck passing - lasted for what felt like ages.
  • St peter Port - lasted for a couple of seconds thought someone was on roof
  • SPP - Very short tremor. As if a huge dense object had hit the ground nearby
  • St Peter Port - Caused no damage but a lot of confusion. Very weird experience.
  • St Peter Prot - I was on the phone and the office just rumbled and shook for about 2 seconds. Like a bomb had exploded. Lady who I was on the phone to in the Rohais experienced the same thing and we immediately knew it was something big!
  • St Peter Port - Rubling sound for a few seconds, and the building (multi-storey office block) shook, it ended with a single loud bang/rumble.
  • St. Aubin - House shook for a couple of seconds. No damage.
  • Torteval - Whole house shook and cracked, loud bangs, very scary to experience!
  • guernsey - Very odd. Thought someone had slammed a door but the the windows and doors were shaking for a few seconds.
  • St. Peter Port - Desk rattling and building shaking
  • St Brelade - Rattling windows and floors, didn't know what it was at first. Looked outside to see no obvious signs of a cause and realised it was an earthquake. Only earthquake I've actually felt in my 18 years of living.
  • St Helier - There were loud vibrations. Very scary like something hit the house
  • St Helier - On the 3rd floor of our office it felt like a sudden thump shaking the building - as though a car had crashed into the building.
  • St Peter Port - Shaking of building
  • St P P - Office shook for a few seconds, very loud noise, thought it was a car crashing into side of building!
  • St Peter Port - Mild tremor for a few seconds then whole building shook strongly for a further 5 seconds.
  • St Sampsons - Work in an office block and the whole building shook. Desk, chair and computer all shook.
  • St Peter Port - floor shook, walls shook
  • St Peter Port - Airport hangar shook for 1 - 2 seconds. Home in St.Peter Port has broken sewage pipes.
  • Forest - I'm Fat and I fell over, don't know why people are saying it was an earthquake - Fran Baker
  • cobo - school shook
  • St. Helier - Sitting on the beach, didnt feel a thing
  • St.Sampsons - Felt like a heavy vehicle was passing and causing a rumbling vibration in the upper floors of the granite house. Very strange sensation.
  • Castel - Whole house shook - ooh er, no damage
  • Guernsey St Peter Port - No damage just sounded like a digger had hit he building
  • St Helier - Mass devastation and carnage. Millions of pounds worth of improvements caused. My pen fell of the desk.
  • St. Ouen - nope. nope. NOPE. not fun.
  • St. John - Sounded like two separate thuds shaking the house, lasted about 3 seconds
  • St Helier - the building shook for about a second
  • St Sampsons - none that I can see
  • St Sampson - Out in the garden, a great thud and the lawn moved upwards
  • Trinity - Lying on my sun lounger thought a dog had crawled underneath .
  • st peter port - I fell of the toilet!
  • st helier - office desks shaking including computer monitors
  • Trinity - Never Felt Anything Like That Before - The Whole House Shook Without Warning And With No Accompanying Noise Otherwise I Would Have Thought That It Was An Explosion
  • vale - Thought the misses had farted no damage though
  • Castel - The building shook once, like a wave through it.
  • exmouth devon - Wierd it felt as if my chair was sucking me backwards several times.
  • St peter port - Heard a loud rumble like a huge lorry driving past my house then a bang then shaking which made my sofa move.. Couple pictures fell off the wall. Lasted couple seconds no serious damage
  • st helier - 2 distinct tremors
  • Trinity - China in kitchen was rattling ... rumble from vibrations ... we thought a steamroller had gone by. Lots of birds tweeting when vibrations stopped.
  • St Sampsons - Felt and sounded like a plane crash, scary stuff!
  • St Helier - We have all retreated to the emergency bunker. This is the end that the Mayans warned us about. We may come out later though.
  • grouville - Sitting at my desk - desk shook and felt this all the way through my body. Computer screen shook quite wildly.
  • st Sampson - Nearly pood my pants
  • St. Peter port - I felt a shaking that lasted 3 seconds
  • St Peter Port - Felt nothing outside - it just seems people in buildings mainly felt something.
  • St. Peter Port - Audible crack followed by vibration for a second or two
  • St Sampson - No damage. Rumbled through building for around 20 seconds. Thought there had been a Gas explosion, or similar.
  • St clement - Thought roof was falling in, house shook and rumbled, ran out the house terriffied
  • St martins - Boom, 1 violent shake, felt the house move, several smaller vibrations
  • St Helier - On third floor of building - felt strong shaking and looking up I could see our building move relative to others out of the window. Quite unnerving. Looked outside and people at ground level seemed unaffected.
  • St. Lawrence - My sisters room was shaking a lot!
  • Jersey, Channel Islands UK - Heard a loud bang and house and windows shook
  • St. Helier - Good vibrations!
  • St Martin - Felt shaking for a few noticeable seconds, mirror on dressing table visibly shook
  • St Helier - Stepped outside of seedee jons when a big lorry went past, felt a rumble. Heard about earthquake after, checked my receipt and time matched up. Earthquake has reached 'that's a big lorry' levels.
  • St Helier - Two tremors lasting 1 sec each over 4 seconds.
  • St Peter Port - felt like a truck hit the house
  • Guernsey - I was on 3rd floor office building which I felt move on two occasions. There was a load noise. It carried on for around 30 seconds. Everyone from offices on street came out to see what happened.
  • St Helier - We are based on the top floor on one of the tallest buildings in St Helier - a few things were swaying, it lasted only a few seconds but the experience was quite frightening
  • St. Peter port - Loud bang and 8 to 10 second shake
  • St. Clement - Whole house shook and furniture moved
  • St. Lawrence - Loud rumble, house shook slightly and creaked
  • St Helier - lasted about 15 secs
  • St. Peter Port - House (windows, walls, floorboards) shook as if something heavy had fallen over upstairs.
  • St. Peter Port - Felt like something reverberating through the floor but also a bang that sounded like a heavy object landing on the ground
  • St Peter Port - Shook the building, no damage, quite scary!
  • St Peter Port - Frossard House still standing - is that good or bad?!
  • St Peter Port - In 5 storey building, felt like the building dropped and shook. Loud noise as though there was an impact.
  • st saviours - right next to the airport, thought a plane had exploded.
  • Vale - Felt vibrations for a good few seconds on the surface of my desk gradually building up and then the whole building shook and rumbled. Was quite scary as have not experienced something like this before.
  • St Peter Port - Whole Building shook - felt like it had been hit by something
  • Le Variouf, Forest - Minor crack at junction of old and newer building
  • Cobo - long rumble followed by a feeling of very large explosion underground No damage found yet
  • Alderney - Desk shaking
  • St Peter Port - Rumbling noise and shaking feeling, thought my office building was collapsing! Seemed to last about 4-5 seconds, getting stronger, then just stopped.
  • Vale - No one likes a big crack.
  • vale - Cups in cupboards shook, house vibrated for 3 seconds or so
  • St Andrews - Was sitting in car by model yacht pond when car suddenly started to rock and move up and down just before 1pm. Thought it was a gust of wind but too violent and it wasnt windy at the time. Thought it was strange until others reported the same to Island FM.
  • St. Helier - I was at office, heard a sound and chair shook for at least 3 second.
  • Channel Islands - 4.6 on the Richter Scale... first one in 100 years apparently
  • Vale - Felt like a lorry had hit the house at first. Lots of crockery shaking, lasted a few seconds.
  • St.Andrews - Some of my friends didn't feel it as they were in a different class standing up. But our class were sitting on tables on the top floor of our school so we felt the full force. I was quite scared as there was 1, maybe 2 big bangs then a constant vibration for 30 seconds. Nothing was damaged which was lucky because we were in a Science Room.
  • St Peter Port - Sky dish fell off can not watch the Tour!
  • St Sampson - The only explanation I could think of was that an enormous heavy vehicle was right outside the house, causing the rumbling and vibrations. That was followed by a loud explosion and definite shaking. I ran out of the house believing the roof had collapsed!
  • St Helier - Just saw legs shaking while sitting
  • Forest - I thought it was a lorry hitting something. I was upstairs in the bathroom at the time and there was a loud rumbling noise and the whole floor shook. Can't see any damage but haven't done a proper check yet.
  • castel - loud noise, floors and walls shook
  • St Helier - Was sitting at my desk and building started to shake, causing a low rumbling sound which quickly increased, then continued for perhaps 10 seconds, vibrating all doors and windows. The noise and shaking died slowly away, perhaps lasting 20-30 seconds in all.
  • St Peter Port - Strong shaking of building - I am on the 3rd floor of a 4 floor building and there was a loud bang prior to the tremour
  • castel - No damage, rumbling for a few seconds (thought it was a big lorry!) then 'boom' and building shook
  • Castel - At Les Eturs Vets, heard a low hum then a 'boom' as the whole building shook. All ran outside expecting something to have landed on the building, neighbours equally shocked. In need of a drink!
  • St Helier - Rumbling noise, building swayed, noise died away - all over in 10 seconds
  • St. Peter Port - I was just about to play a couple out of their wedding at St. James concert hall! when I felt a light rumble (thought it was a big lorry outside) - then there was a loud boom and the while room shook for a few seconds - was probably scary than it was because it's an old building so the balcony felt like it might come down! - couldn't see any damage... Although I swear the piano moved a little bit!
  • Vale - There was a loud bang & then whole cottage shook for a few seconds. Thought attached cottage next door had collapsed so ran outside!
  • St Helier - Sitting at my desk working away and shake city !!! Lasted all of 3 seconds - the earth moved for me hehe !
  • St Peter Port - Was at the Guernsey Tapestry Museum. It felt like a thud/bang followed by some shaking.
  • St. Helier - I thought my colleague sneezed again!
  • Trinity - Sounded like very heavy furniture being moved on the floor above. Loud rumbling sound for approx 5 seconds.
  • St Peters Port - Felt wobble as I rode my moped
  • St Lawrence - I was just making a cuppa for my lunch break when i heard what sounded like a massive convoy of heavy trucks passing the window outside, very strange though as it lasted for a good few seconds
  • Portelet - Two loud bangs which sounded like explosions, whole house shook and flocks of birds flew out of trees. No visible damage.
  • St Andrews - I was sat in my lounge when I heard a rumbling noise. Because I live near a main road I assumed at first it was a large lorry passing but it got louder and louder and it was a very 'deep' sound.. Then there was a very loud thud and the whole house shook. I thought that the so called lorry must have crashed into my house so I went to investigate but of course there was nothing there. I then realised that this must have been an earthquake.
  • St Sampsons - No damage
  • St.Helier - Near an open window, I heard something like a sonic boom with some shaking for a few seconds while the door rattled and some furniture wobbled. First thought was that a lorry had hit the building, never felt a quake that strong before.
  • Sark - Distinctly two large thumps seconds apart. House shook, open windows moved and office chair was sat on moved.
  • St. Helier - Survived the earthquake. 10/10
  • St. Helier - I, can feel the earth begin to move!
  • st peter port - Waiting on top of flat open roof of ferry harbour building for rapide from france when I felt the building move, slightly unbalancing, I like others with me presumed it was due to the docking of the newly arrived ferry from the Uk.
  • St Helier - Only lasted roughly 3-4 seconds but it was quite a large rumble and the building I was sitting in was moving quite a lot, almost felt as though it was swaying.
  • St.Peter Port - I thought someone quite large had fallen over up stairs or something had smashed into the side of the building felt a tremor and heard a rumble- Stevie Regan. Hi guys!
  • St Peter Port - Felt it on 2nd floor of my home. Whole house rumbled and shook. I ran outside as I knew it was something significant. Scary!
  • St.Saviour - - Was typing on my keyboard, heard loud rumble/bang and simultaneously the computer screen was shaking. Lasted 3-4 seconds. I won't forget that in a hurry!
  • St Helier - No knowledge of damage. But load rumblings and very noticeable shaking/vibrating
  • St Peter's Village - No damage, but felt. I live by the airport and at first thought a plane had crashed.
  • St Peter Port - I was in a 400yr old building halfway up the hill out of St Peter Port (sitting on 2Ba Icart gneiss!) We heard a loud bang like something really heavy being dropped and all the walls and wooden floors shook for a couple of seconds.
  • St helier - No damage, I live in a block of flats, and the whole block shook quite strongly!
  • Castel - We heard a very loud, prolonged boom (much louder and longer than the Concorde sonic booms we heard every afternoon for many years) followed by some light shaking of the building. We thought either a large aircraft had crashed nearby or that Flamanville had blown its top. Last time I heard something like that, I was about 5 miles from a gasworks that blew up. Fortunately nothing so dramatic this time and no damage found so far.
  • St Sampson - Heard a bang then the house started to shake and the cups in the cupboard were rattling.scary experience.
  • Grouville - Heard a rumble and the TV and other thing shock. made the dog jump up.
  • St helier - Felt like a tank was going by ... Shook my shop!!
  • St.Peter Port - Big Bang shake and vibration lasted around 2 seconds nothing compared to Japan and other places 🙂
  • St Peter Port - Felt like the floor was dropping, a rumble and rattling. Felt the building shake, sounded like a truck had hit the building. It made my stomach lurch, like on a boat in rough weather. I'm not aware of any damage.
  • Vale - Rumbling sound and shaking simultaneously 4-5 seconds followed by a bang. Scaffolding rattling
  • St Sampson - No damage. Heard a strange loud noise and felt the house shake quite a lot. Thought that the builders next door had blown something up.
  • St Peter Port - The whole house shook twice, I thought a car had crashed in our wall or something fell on our roof, so checked and nothing, no damage and then thought must be earthquake.
  • gorey - loud boom and whole house shook steadily like it was loose,floors vibrated. Didnt associate a boom noise with an earthquake so thought maybe an explosion at first then I realised. It was all over in a few seconds but what an experience!
  • Jersey - No movement of objects just strong vibration. Reminded me of San Francisco
  • St Martin - Here it sounded like a BIG motor and a distant explosion. My house got the wobblies. And a few cracks in old plaster got longer, otherwise no damage at all.
  • Bailiffs Cross - Very loud bang followed by felling of pressure wave and visual disturbance seen in distance rumbling sound with moderate vibration growing in strength until ground and granite cottage shaking. Book case fell over cups and plates moved on worktop
  • St ouens - I was outdoors by the beach and heard a loud rumble and the ground shook.
  • St Helier - Scary! Im seated on the top (4th) floor surrounded by wobbling glass walls!!!
  • St Helier - Top floor of three storey Victorian building and felt for about five seconds. Strong shake of the building. Fixtures and building rattled. Stronger than the normal sensation of a truck passing felt in previous earthquakes. Office staff alarmed as very unusual. People on raised ground floor did not feel it.
  • St Peter Port - I was at the harbour at the time in my office when the room and desk shook - I thought a ship had crashed into the jetty
  • London - I was sleeping and i actually thought there was a train coming but it was much stronger.
  • St helier - We were in class and I heard this dull vibrating sound, well a deep sound anyway. Then the room started to weakly shake, but the shaking gradually kept getting worse until it abruptly stopped after about 25 seconds. We were worried it would continue to get stronger!
  • Plouguiel - Fort bruit sourd et la charpente de la maison(ancienne) a fortement craqué (coté nord - maison aspectée au sud -) comme sous l'effet d'une forte bourrasque de vent mais la cime des arbres n'était pas plus agitée qu'avant (force 1). Pas de dégâts repérés.
  • Trinity, Jersey - Loud bang and noise for fe seconds. The whole building shook.
  • Castel - At first, I thought a lorry had hit the house, second thought was an explosion. Saw on Twitter that it was an earthquake. Whole house shook, and felt it through the floor. PC monitors wobbled significantly
  • St Peter Port - No visible damage
  • St. Helier - No damage
  • St Peter Port - No damage
  • EMSC Scotland, United Kingdom Jul 03 18:36 2.9 8 MAP
    USGS Ashwell, United Kingdom Apr 18 06:50 3.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC England, United Kingdom Apr 18 06:50 3.5 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC England, United Kingdom Apr 17 06:07 3.2 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ilfracombe, United Kingdom Feb 20 13:21 4.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON United Kingdom Feb 20 13:21 4.2 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Channel Isl. Reg, United Kingdom Dec 26 01:37 2.9 4 MAP
  • Grouville - Lying in bed and felt a distant rumble and mild vibration
  • St Martin - no damage, just woke me up
  • USGS Blackpool, United Kingdom Aug 25 09:58 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Cleveleys Near Blackpool UK - Felt a shudder for a few seconds, A few things on top of the Tv moved about, Wardrobe shook and Tv made a creaking noise, It could be nothing though.
  • Blackpool - Sat in my arm chair this morning my chair shook, looked at my husband he was on the sofa and he felt it too.
  • Cleveleys - House shaking and doors rattling. Lasted only a few seconds. Both my daughters felt it too.
  • Lytham - The bed shook slightly and a picture did move on the bedroom wall.
  • EMSC Channel Isl. Reg, United Kingdom Aug 18 19:12 2.8 10 MAP

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    I felt the shaking *
    Country where you felt the earthquake *
    City/Village where you felt the earthquake *
    Street or suburb (area) where you felt the earthquake
    Latitude (area) where you felt the earthquake
    Longitude (area) where you felt the earthquake
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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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