Natural disaster shakes parts of UK

The seizemology graph from the British Geological Survey shows the size of this afternoon's earthquake in south Wales

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

The US Geological Survey measured the natural disaster as having a magnitude of 4.2, according to the its website.

A 4.4 magnitude quake shook Wales on Saturday afternoon, according to the British Geological Survey.

AN natural disaster has been felt across parts of the Midlands this afternoon after a quake hit with its epicentre approximately 20km north-north-east of Swansea and at a depth of 7.4km.

Ann Lewis, from Aberdare, also told the newspaper: "I'm just a bit shook up, it was very odd".

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Port Talbot's Twitter account reported: "Temporary stop in play. The dogs are not happy at all though", she said.

Twitter users reacted to the "earth moving" event.

Anne Jones, near Builth Wells, Powys, said the tremor "felt like a bomb had gone off, the whole house shook", while Barbara Watkin described a "rumbling noise" in Ceredigion.

This quake is by no means the most powerful to hit the United Kingdom this century, but it's not far off.

"There has been a minor quake throughout South need for you to contact the Emergency Services unless you have something to report ie:- injuries or damage", the South Wales Police in Cardiff tweeted Saturday.

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