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 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"…
— British Geological Survey (@BritGeoSurvey) December 5, 2019
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.”
For those of you who felt Thursday evening's earthquake in Bridgwater, Somerset, please fill out our felt report questionnaire. Felt reports provide our seismologists with very useful information: https://t.co/4i4RQzyYEg
— British Geological Survey (@BritGeoSurvey) December 6, 2019
BGS are asking residents in Somerset to fill out a questionnaire on their website to record what they had experienced.