March 4. 2024. 7:02

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‘The whole house was shaking’: Homes rattled in Wales following 3.7 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.7 has shaken parts of Wales overnight.

The British Geological Survey said the quake, which had a depth of 3.6km, happened at 11.59pm on Friday.

Its epicentre was Brynmawr in Blaenau Gwent – approximately 35km north of Cardiff, close to the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Residents throughout the region, mainly from within around 40km of the epicentre, reported the incident.

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Reports described “the whole house was shaking”, “the rumbling and the bang woke me up”, “my bed seemed to move side to side”, and it “was like a large explosion”, the British Geological Survey said.

People on social media described hearing a loud bumping noise before their houses shook.

BBC journalist Alex Humphreys said she had felt what appeared to be a “mini earthquake” in Cardiff.

“My whole bed shook. Felt like something hit the wall,” she tweeted. – PA