Quake felt in Sheffield as tremor hits UK

This map shows the earthquake was centred in South Wales with people reporting tremors in Cardiff Newport and Swansea

This map shows the earthquake was centred in South Wales with people reporting tremors in Cardiff Newport and Swansea

A 4.7-magnitude quake has rocked parts of Wales and western England.

Parts of Wales and England have felt the effects of a minor natural disaster.

The tremor struck at 2:30pm on Saturday afternoon.

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Over 1,000 people have contacted the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) to provide testimonies.

A 4.2-magnitude quake hit southern Wales Saturday morning, the first in the United Kingdom of that size in about 10 years.

Earlier this afternoon, it was confirmed that a 4.4 magnitude natural disaster affected parts of the country following multiple reports of an earth tremor being felt. I thought it was a lorry going past but it was an earth tremor.

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Thousands reported feeling the earth shake from Cornwall to Liverpool - but it seems Sheffield caught the effects too.

Meanwhile, South Wales Police urged the public to avoid calling the emergency services unless it was to report damage or injuries.

RESIDENTS in Somerset said their houses shook as an quake hit the county.

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