The British Geological Survey (BGS) said that an earthquake hit Leighton Buzzer on Tuesday at 9.45am. Measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale.
Earthquake hits Leighton Buzzard and Bedfordshire: People living in the vicinity of the quake said that it was powerful enough to make their houses shake.
The BGS said that it has received reports from locals. Saying that the tremor felt like “a stream of large lorries driving past at high speed” and also “an explosion”.
Although Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue had received a number of 999 calls. They were not called out to any actual incidents.
As Earthquake hits Leighton Buzzard and Bedfordshire shaking houses residents Tweet
Twitter users living in the area took to their social media accounts to also describe how the earthquake felt to them. With one saying “Wow! Just felt a big shockwave through my house. And the walls shook. Was it an earthquake? Meteorite? Sonic boom?”.
According to data from the BGS the biggest recorded earthquake in the UK happened near DoggerBank in the North Sea in 1931. It measured 6.1 on the Richter scale. They said that a magnitude 4 quake happens in the UK roughly every two years with a 5 magnitude happening every 10-20 years. A 4.4 magnitude quake was recorded at Swansea, Wales in 2018.
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