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Earthquake hits south west Britain

An earthquake has been recorded under the Bristol Channel, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed.

The 4.1 magnitude quake happened at about 13:21 GMT and was felt in Devon, south Wales and Somerset.

Some residents reported their houses rocking, and likened the tremors to a "heavy truck going up the road".

The BBC's Hywel Griffith and Science Editor David Shukman report.

  • 20 Feb 2014
  • From the section UK
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