Minor quake felt in England, Wales is ‘biggest in a decade’

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake was felt west of England and in south Wales around 2.30 pm on Saturday, the British Geological Society (BGS) said. The quake’s epicentre was east of Swansea on the southern coast of Wales.  Hundreds of people across the region said their homes and workplaces shook. According to a BGS official, it is the biggest earthquake to hit the UK since the 5.2-magnitude quake in Market Rasen in 2008. There have been no reports of serious damage or injuries. Police and press were inundated with calls across the region. A Welsh Football League match was stopped in the 43rd minute after feeling the tremors. Swansea University’s Bay Campus was evacuated for a short time following the tremors.