Sunday , December 16 2018

Live updates as earthquake measuring magnitude of 4.4 hits Wales

Where were you when the earthquake happened?

Vlogger Becky was filming when the earthquake happened.

She said:” I was shooting and really thought a tree failed my home. Imagine wales having an earthquake!”

A local in Cardiff saw ‘a ripple in her settee’

Gillian Edwards, 70, was at house in Fairwater when the earthquake happened.

My neighbours have been sounding me to see if I felt anything too.” ‘Biggest onshore event in Ten Years ‘The British Geological Survey have actually stated this is the greatest onshore occasion in a years, because an earthquake in Market Rasen, in Lincolnshire, which determined 5.2 in magnitude.

‘Kid terrified of going back in the garden’

Care assistant and mum of 2 Lisa Dix, 27, said: “We were in your home and didn’t feel anything however the kids remained in the garden saying
the garden had moved.

“We were a bit frightened due to the fact that you do not truly become aware of this taking place in Wales however in locations like LA.

“Things in the garden moved, their toys and ball rolled down toward the gate.

“The children are great but they were a bit scared at the time. We informed them it was because we have actually had water works going on. I

didn’t think they would comprehend and might have been a bit frightened of going back in the garden.”

The place of the epicentre

The epicentre of the earthquake is believed to be in Cwmllynfell in Neath Port Talbot. This video reveals where it occurred.

Greatest event in the area because 1906

Inning accordance with the British Geological Study, this is the greatest occasion in the area because 1906, when a 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit.

‘Bottles of wine and beer shaking’

Manager of the Nisa store in Cwmllynfell said he believed the earthquake was because of a close-by mine.

The Nisa Store in Cwnllynfell

The earthquake in the Rhondda

Tyler Mears resides in the Rhondda and describes the moment she experienced the earthquake which hit big parts of Wales today.

Police inform public loss of internet is not an emergency situation

Cross Hands police in Carmarthenshire have actually reminded homeowners that losing internet connection after the trembling is not an authorities emergency concern and to call their broadband providers.

‘There was a rumbling like thunder’

Dawn Hughes, from Dyfatty in Swansea, stated:

I have actually experienced an earthquake in the past, some years

My boy went rather giddy. There was also a rumbling like

thunder. I thought I was going off my rocker.”Epicentre in Cwmllynfell The British Geological Survey

has actually shared this upgrade.

‘My phone hasn’t stopped’Neath Port Talbot councillor John Warman said:

Property manager of close-by pub believed a ‘lorry had actually gone into their building’

Tracey Pritchard, 35, who runs the The Dillwyn Arms Hotel in Pontardawe, stated the tremblings were so strong they believed their structure had been struck.

‘The beds in Morriston Health center shook’

I have had people calling me in Gloucester and Bristol to state that they felt it.” ‘Please do not call fire service unless there is structural damage or

life threat’ South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has shared this upgrade.

People in Swansea explain the moment they felt the Earthquake

‘My heart was going actually quickly’

Ann Lewis’ daughter Sophie, 26, said:

‘My daughter’s toys were coming off the shelves’

Tracy Llewellyn, from Maesteg, stated:

racks and she was very scared. The water geiser was going bananas.” Earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale hits near Swansea

The British Geological Study stated events of this magnitude occur in the UK every 2-3 years.

‘The entire building simply rocked’ – Mountain Ash Golf Club

Mountain Ash Golf Club has actually shared this photo.

‘I’m a bit shocked’

Ann Lewis, 52, from Aberdare, said:

Welsh rugby players react

Dad of star Michael Sheen has ‘never ever experienced anything like this in his life’

Meyrick Shine, who resides in Baglan, stated: “We have actually lived here for 40 years and we have never experienced anything like this prior to, it seemed like a huge surge under ground.

“The walls shook, the lights flashed and the images were shaking. It was frightening.”

Image of seismic activity from the British Geological Study

Seismic activity tape-recorded at British Geological Society station in Monmouth

The earthquake stopped a football match

‘There was a pop then shaking in your house’

‘Our home shook and ornaments fell’

Tyrone Williams, in Port Talbot, stated he felt the earthquake at around 2.30 pm.


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