Quake shakes parts of UK

Swansea earthquake

The strength of the quake was particularly unusual for the region, the British Geological Survey said, adding that "events as large as this only happen every 3-5 years in the United Kingdom".

The British Geographical Survey has been investigating the incident and reported the magnitude at 4.4 with a depth of 7.4km.

A 4.4 magnitude quake shook Wales on Saturday afternoon, according to the British Geological Survey.

The tremors briefly interrupted a Welsh soccer match 43 minutes into the game, according to a tweet from a football club's account. "The whole Hilton Liverpool building just shook violently".

Twitter users reacted to the "earth moving" event.

Steven Clathworthy, from Blackmill, near Bridgend, said: "I heard a bang and felt a tremor and the settee moved".

South West Police called it a "minor" tremor and said there was no need for people to contact them "unless you have something to report" - such as injuries or damages. "The dogs are not happy at all though", she said.

A magnitude 4.4 natural disaster felt in parts of Britain Saturday was its strongest in a decade. "It didn't last more than about 10 seconds but it was the strangest sensation I've ever experienced".

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