4.2-magnitude earthquake hits UK with epicentre eight miles outside Swansea

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake has been felt across Wales and southwest England.

Thousands of people reported the tremor, with its epicentre falling around eight miles northeast of Swansea city centre, according to the US Geological Survey.

The quake was also felt across southwest England, with residents in Bristol and Cornwall reporting the phenomenon.

Dyfed-Powys Police confirmed the quake had been felt in its control room and it was experiencing a high volume of calls in relation to the incident.


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