Natural disaster hits Parts of United Kingdom with 'Violent Shakes'

Swansea earthquake

GFZ EPICENTRE The quake struck eight miles from Swansea city centre

The quake, with an epicenter north of Swansea, was felt through southwest England and the south of Wales, according to the BBC. "I lived in Greece and experienced loads there but never expected one in the southwest of England".

Nick Mackenzie in Halesowen also felt the quake.

Just like when an inch of snow hits Dublin and suddenly we've all forgotten how to walk, the good people of Wales reacted to this quake in the best way imaginable.

"My wife's family in Newport also felt it".

The experience has left some damage to buildings and the general feeling of shock amongst people as they felt "violent shakes".

Jason Mohammad said: "Anyone else?"

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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".

How have people in Cornwall described the quake?

"It lasted for a few seconds really, nothing more than that".

Lara Payne from Chippenham said they noticed something after her son, who was playing video games with friends at the time, thought someone was shaking his chair from behind.

INVESTIGATIONS are taking place after a "magnitude 4.4" natural disaster affected the south west of England and Wales.

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