The UK's 'biggest quake in a decade' felt in Cornwall

The UK's 'biggest quake in a decade' felt in Cornwall

Tremors were felt across the Bristol Channel into England too.

A 4.7-magnitude quake has rocked parts of Wales and western England.

The quake, which measured 4.7 on the Richter scale, happened at 2:31pm around eight miles from Swansea in South Wales.

The tremor - with a magnitude of 4-point-4 - struck around 20 kilometres north of Swansea just after two-thirty this afternoon.

Events of this magnitude happen in the United Kingdom every three to five years, the BGS said.

The British Geological Survey said the epicentre was near Cwmllynfell in Swansea Valley and at a depth of 7.4km.

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Many took to Twitter to share their experiences as well.

No injuries have been reported.

The club said on Twitter: "43' - temporary stop in play".

A spokesperson told Sky News it was "reasonably-sized" and that the effects had been felt as far afield as Devon and Birmingham.

One person in Bristol wrote on Twitter: "Was there an natural disaster in Bristol??"

"I was sat writing in the loft when the table, computer and whole floor shook for a couple of seconds. We hoped that you had a surprisingly "earth moving" experience!"

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