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.
She said:”I was sat on the sofa and I simply felt a ripple going through the settee.”My spouse believed the home
was moving.”I wasn’t that surprised due to the fact that I have felt things in the past.”
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.
“We felt it. We have actually got open racks with bottles of wine and beer and they were shaking.” We’ve got an open cast mine close-by and I believed it may have been
that they utilized too much dynamite. “I didn’t expect it – not here.
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 read when the entire flat shook.
I couldn’t stand up for a moment. All my ornaments were clinking, and it was quite frightening. “I knew what it was since
I have actually experienced an earthquake in the past, some years
ago in Monmouth.”Leigh O’Donovan, from Fairwater, Cardiff, stated: “Me and my mom were watching TV. We both felt it. She took a look at me and I took a look at her, and we could not think what had actually happened.”
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:
“My phone hasn’t stopped. People have actually been calling asking if I knew what
it was. They were wondering if perhaps something to do with gas or water underground. “The floorings were relocating their homes. I called the gas and water companies in case it was something underground and they stated they have had a great deal of people calling them.”Gary John, from Treboeth, Swansea, stated:
“I was sitting down chatting and the next minute it was like something moved my chair. I called my son in
the next street and he stated he ‘d felt it likewise.”Julie Mulcany, from Port Talbot, stated:”I was resting on the couch with my spouse and the entire home shook. I didn’t know if it was something under ground.
“My other half headed out the back but he couldn’t see anything. Our house is 150 years of ages, so we wondered if it was something to do with that.”
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.
” We believed a truck had gone into the structure and we in fact went outside to look since we’re on a cross roads. But among our customers went online and saw it was an earthquake
.”It’s just unexpected – we have actually never ever had anything like this before.”
‘The beds in Morriston Health center shook’
“I am in Morriston Healthcare facility and the beds shook,
the majority of people here haven’t experienced this previously, a great deal of individuals were terrified.”
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:
“I was just sat there and all of an unexpected the entire house
shook.”The amusing thing is the cat left your home so we are questioning if it knew.”As quickly as it left the place shook. The lady next door stated the water
began shaking in the bath.
“My heart was going truly fast.”I hope it does not take place again, we reside on top of a big
mountain.”I’m glad the house is still here and I was not asleep when it happened.”
‘My daughter’s toys were coming off the shelves’
Tracy Llewellyn, from Maesteg, stated:
“I didn’t know exactly what it was. The entire home was shaking. My child’s toys were coming off the
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:
“I’m just a bit shook up, it
was extremely odd.” I was sat on the couch viewing Come Dine With Me and it
just shook.”It didn’t interrupt the signal.” I have actually got quite a lot of glass furniture that was not low-cost, so I hope it does not happen again.
“I ran out the front, I thought perhaps somebody had hit something in a vehicle.
“All the neighbours shot out of their houses and were saying, ‘What the heck was that?’
“Obviously the man up the roadway remained in the bath and the entire bath shook.
“I have actually been here 16 years and this a big solid home and I have actually never felt anything like this before.
“It’s my very first earthquake and I’m hoping there are no more.”
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
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.
“Our house shook and ornaments fell. Our birds flapped and squawked and our canine went nuts. My spouse’s household in Newport likewise felt it. We remain in Port Talbot.”Authorities prompt
people not to call unless they require assistance
South Wales Police share this guidance on when to get in touch with the emergency services.
‘Earthquake’ felt ‘from Cornwall to Liverpool’
‘Everyone seems to have actually felt it’
Anthony Collins, from Trowbridge, Cardiff, stated:
“I was sat on my sofa and all my ornaments and my cabinets started to shake.
“My daughter has actually been on social media and has everyone appears to have actually felt it.”