Residents rocked by 'earthquake' amid reports of 'ground shaking' in Yorkshire

RESIDENTS have been rocked by an "earthquake" in Yorkshire – days after Scotland was hit by a 3.1 magnitude quake.

Locals in North Yorkshire have reported hearing a loud rumbling sound and felt the ground shaking beneath them.

People in York, Brotton, Redcar and Cleveland, Pickering and Skelton reported "a low rumble ending in a thud" with "windows rattling" while others felt the "ground tremble".

One resident said: "Earthquake felt in Pickering, Yorkshire."

Another wrote: “That was either an #earthquake or an underground explosion from the Boulby mine just then. Our house shook! On the North Yorkshire Coast.”

A third said: "Felt in the air and all through our bodies near Castle Howard. Kids froze, dog ran for her life. Former now thrilled, latter hiding under my bed."

In a post, Earthquake Monitor said: "We are receiving unverified early reports of ground shaking possibly caused by seismic activity in or near York (England), England, United Kingdom on 17 Nov 2021 (GMT) at approximately 15:48.

"There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this possible quake.

"If confirmed, we can expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes."

The British Geological Survey confirmed a "possible sonic event".

A statement on Twitter said: "Data from the BGS seismic networks in the region were examined and signals consistent with a possible sonic origin were recorded between 15:47:42s and 15:49:23s UTC on several stations, on the BGS seismic network, in North Yorkshire.

The organisation said the reports were "consistent with historical observations received for previous events with a sonic origin".

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