A magnitude 3.8 earthquake has struck in Shropshire this afternoon. The British Geological Survey (BGS), which monitors tremors, said it had received numerous reports from people in the area and surrounding counties.
The BGS recorded the quake as being centred on Wem, Shropshire, and striking at 3.36pm at a depth of 8km. According to BirminghamLive, affected areas include Shrewsbury, Telford, Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent.
One homeowner, who lives in Shrewsbury, said: “I felt the house shake from side to side for about three or four seconds. I was sat on the sofa and the whole room was moving, I’ve never felt an earthquake before.
“I asked my partner if that was an earthquake and he said it was that or an explosion.” Pam Newall tweeted: “Felt like a giant jumped on the ground. #earthquake #shrewsbury”
Leigh-Anne tweeted: “Earthquake felt in Shrewsbury England today! That was a weird experience! #earthquake ” Louise Elliott tweeted: “Anyone else feel an #earthquake in the Stoke-on-Trent area just now?”