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Wales homes shaken by tremors of 3.8 magnitude quake

Posted by Rattana_S On May - 29 - 2013

AN earthquake close to North Wales has been felt over an area of 90 miles by people who reported “intense shaking”.

The epicentre of the earthquake in the Irish Sea was nine miles away from the town of Abersoch, Gwynedd, and measured a magnitude of 3.8, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said.

It happened at around 4.15am and was felt as far away as Southport in Merseyside.

More than 100 reports from people who felt the earthquake have been made to the BGS, who said the majority were within a 60-mile radius.

“This was a larger than average earthquake, we get around one a year of this size.

“People have reported hearing an initial loud banging, followed by rumbling, and intense shaking.”

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