UK Hit With a 3.2 Magnitude Earthquake

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    Earlier this morning, a small earthquake was reported in Cumbria.

    Some residents of the region reported being feeling their houses shake. Currently, the area is also experiencing intense weather conditions, with roads blocked because of snow. Cumbria police have warned the people not to drive as “heavy snow is affecting all roads across the county, making them treacherous.” The police warned would-be drivers that it is “highly likely you will get stuck.”

    The British Geological Survey stated that the quake had a magnitude of 3.2. It also added that these happen in the United Kingdom about once or twice a year.

    The group added that it was approximately 130 times smaller compared to the event that happened in South Wales last week.

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 rocked some parts of western England and Wales on the 17th of February. The epicentre was only 10km from Swansea. However, the shocks were experienced from Cornwall to Blackpool.