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Somerset hit by 3.2 magnitude earthquake

by LLB Reporter
6th Dec 19 9:16 am

On Thursday evening Somerset was struck with a 3.2 magnitude earthquake, the quake hit Bridgewater, north east of Taunton at 10:49pm.

Several other town and villages in Somerset where also affected, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS).

BGS said on Twitter, “BGS have received several reports of the event being felt in several towns and villages in Somerset.

“Reports described ‘whole house rattled’, ‘physically felt my bed shake’…

“… ‘a low rumble’, ‘house gave a short cracking sound’ and ‘big rumble and house was given a definite shove’, indicating an intensity of at least 3 EMS.”

@nickyshier posted on Twitter, “We just had an Earthquake here in Somerset..thought a lorry had hit our house!”

@flutter61 added, “Earthquake felt in Taunton, Somerset tonight, thought something had hit the side of the house, made the windows shake, quite scary 😖#earthquake.”

BGS are asking residents in Somerset to fill out a questionnaire on their website to record what they had experienced.

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