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18 February, 2018

A 4.4 magnitude quake hit south Wales on Saturday, causing tremors to be felt across western Britain.

Early indications a 4.2-magnitude quake struck near Swansea at around 2.30pm this afternoon.

Port Talbot is more than 15 miles from the epicentre near the Swansea Valley village of Cwmllynfell, but tremors were felt as far afield as Liverpool and the English Midlands.

The natural disaster occurred at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at depth of 4.5 miles about 12.5 miles northeast of Swansea, according to the BGS.

There were no reports of any injuries or damage caused.

The BGS said such an event only occurs in Britain about every two to three years.

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Many took to Twitter to share their experiences as well.

Play had to be stopped, with the club's Twitter account reporting: 'Temporary stop in play.

A spokesperson told Sky News it was "reasonably-sized" and that the effects had been felt as far afield as Devon and Birmingham.

Tina Anton wrote on Twitter: "Just had a tremor as in quake in Cornwall!"

One said: 'Wtf! My house just shook! You can let us know by popping your comments into the link below.


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