Today's natural disaster in England and Wales: Massive for British standards

UK earthquake Swansea

South Wales Police issued this statement: "There has been a minor natural disaster throughout South Wales".

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Swansea University in Wales was evacuated.

The epicentre was approximately 20km north-east of Swansea and at a depth of 7.4km, according to BGS.

Play had to be stopped, with the club's Twitter account reporting: 'Temporary stop in play. Tremors were felt by an estimated 10 million people across the United Kingdom, geologists have estimated.

"I phoned my parents in Ogmore Vale and they got out on the doorstep and all the neighbours were out asking 'what's happening?' It was like 'Ooh, what was that?'"

Tyrone Williams, from Port Talbot, said: "Our house shook and ornaments fell".

The natural disaster has been felt as far north as Manchester and Liverpool and as far east as Leicester and London. All my ornaments were clinking, and it was quite frightening.

Once it had all calmed down, though, Twitter users quickly poked fun at the situation.

According to local newspaper Telegraph, the most serious quake in Britain was the one that hit the Colchester area in 1884 and damaged more than 1,000 buildings.

But not everyone felt the earth move, with others complaining they had missed it.

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