Earthquake shakes parts of UK

An earthquake which shook parts of the UK on Saturday is the sort of event which happens only once "every two or three years", experts have said.

Screen grab taken with permission from a video posted on Twitter by @SweetlyShan of Swansea University Bay Campus being evacuated

The British Geographical Survey (BGS) said the epicentre was 20km (12 miles) north of Swansea, with a 4.4 magnitude at a depth of 7.4km (4.6m).

People across south Wales and south west England said they felt what they thought was an earthquake this afternoon.

Mark Wyatt, a third year student at Cardiff University, was entering his house in the city centre when he heard a "weird, deep rumbling sound" around 2.30pm.

The 21-year-old said: "We heard the noises before we felt the rumble, and then the house shook for a couple of seconds before it stopped."

Tremors were felt across the Bristol Channel into England too.

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