4.4 magnitude earthquake hits parts of UK

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A BBC weatherman claimed early indications state a 4.4 earthquake was recorded at 2.31pm.

An earthquake has just hit parts of the UK. People in locations ranging from Cornwall to Liverpool have reported feeling the strong tremor.

The US Geological Survey & British Geological Survey confirmed an earthquake of 4.4 magnitude was recorded at 2.31pm.

The epicentre was northeast of Clydach, Wales. Swansea University was quickly evacuated as a result of the incident.

So far there have been no reports of major damage or injuries.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk, David Carby from Llanedeyrn in Wales said: ‘I had just got in from work and fed my cat before sitting down.

‘Suddenly she jumps on the sofa looking scared and that’s when it hit.

‘It was a big shake or two and felt like the flat was moving sideways.’

Jess Rimmer from Ottery St Mary in East Devon said: ‘Was sat down after my run and the TV and photo frames were rattling.

‘Thought it was a heavy truck or something but no vehicles moving outside.’

Samira from Neath in Wales said to Metro.co.uk: ‘I felt the house shaking and my two dogs went absolutely nuts.

‘It was actually pretty scary’

Alex from Swansea added: ‘I could feel the building moving and I looked out the window and could see the cars outside shaking.’

South Wales Police confirmed: ‘There has been a minor earthquake throughout South Wales’.

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