Locals in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire were terrified as an earthquake measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale sent shockwaves through southern England.
Residents compared the 3.9 magnitude earthquake to a “large explosion” since all reported feeling the tremors – with one saying they ‘felt their whole house shake’.
Others told the BGS it felt ‘like a convey of HGVs driving past my front door at great speed’ with others claiming ‘the house had one dramatic shake’.
The British Geological Survey confirmed the earthquake and are currently it is investigating the incident.
England is not immune to Earthquakes since Seismologists attribute tech tonic plates suddenly breaks along a fault. This sudden release of energy causes the seismic waves that make the ground shake
A footage taken inside a home in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire – understood to be the epicentre of today’s quake – shows the moment the earthquake struck.
Witness Dean Gray shared the footage of his terrified dogs to social media with the caption: ‘Actually thought my house was falling down.’
Some 610,000 people live in the affected area according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.