North West Wales

Earthquake with magnitude of 1.9 hits Colwyn Bay

Map of earthquake Image copyright British Geological Survey

A minor earthquake hit part of Conwy county on Monday night.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) confirmed it happened in Colwyn Bay.

It had a magnitude of 1.9, which a spokesman described as "smallish" and North Wales Police did not receive any calls.

According to the BGS website, there are about 140 earthquakes measuring 1 to 1.9 in Britain every year - with between 200 and 300 earthquakes detected annually.

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