Earthquake strikes north of England registering magnitude 3.9.
The British Geological Survey said the seismic event took place at 11.14pm on Saturday with its epicentre in Grimsby and at a depth of about 11 miles.
It was felt in north-east Lincolnshire, north Lincolnshire and Hull, the BGS added.
Seismograms of the magnitude 3.9 Grimsby event on 09/06/18 at 22:14 UTC (23.14 BST). pic.twitter.com/bUQUElHkZY
— British Geological Survey (@BritGeoSurvey) June 10, 2018
It comes nearly a decade after a 5.2-magnitude earthquake in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, which was felt widely across England and Wales.
The largest earthquake this year took place in Cwmllynfell, South Wales, on February 17 and registered a magnitude of 4.6.
The event 9/6/18 at 22:14 UTC magnitude 3.9 is the largest in the area since the #MarketRasen event on 27/2/08 at magnitude 5.2, approx. 90 times larger this recent event. It was located approx. 30 km to the north-east of the Market Rasen earthquake. pic.twitter.com/WScWZvZ4i0
— British Geological Survey (@BritGeoSurvey) June 9, 2018
Glen Ford, a BGS seismologist, said: “It is of the size we would expect people to start reporting it to us, but it is actually much smaller than the one 10 years ago at Market Rasen, 30km from this earthquake, that was 90 times bigger.”
Witness reports to the BGS included “the whole house shook for a couple of seconds”, “heard a rumble with a simultaneous trembling”, “the bed started to shake”, “the radiator jolted” and “thought it was a lorry crashing outside”.