Tremors from Grimsby earthquake felt in Leeds

Where the earthquake struck. PIC: British Geological Survey.
Where the earthquake struck. PIC: British Geological Survey.
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The tremors of an earthquake in East Lincolnshire were felt in Leeds on Saturday evening.

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The quake had a magnitude of 3.9 with reports of tremors in Sheffield, Leeds, Hull and other areas of Yorkshire.

The British Geological Survey said it happened at just before 11.15pm on Saturday with the epicentre in Grimsby at a depth of 11 miles.

Such earthquakes are not uncommon in the UK, happening every two years on average.

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The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, an independent monitoring group, said it had reports from people more than 60 miles from the epicentre who had experienced the tremor.

Glynis Walsh wrote on Twitter: "Just a little earthquake in Leeds. Bit of rattling in the room but nothing major! Hope that's it for tonight as I need some sleep!"

Paul Tidd wrote: "#earthquake My apartment block building certainly made, what I thought were, some unusual creeks at 23:14 on Saturday 9 June 2018 here in #Leeds."