An earthquake has struck Cornwall, with one local reporting the impact was “like a juggernaut had hit the house”.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) said a 2.7-magnitude tremor shook the Mount’s Bay area at 12.50am on Sunday.
It posted on X, formerly Twitter: “The BGS have received reports from residents in Helston, Penzance and Camborne.
SEISMIC ALERT: MOUNT'S BAY, CORNWALL 19 NOVEMBER 2023 00:50 UTC 2.7 ML
The following preliminary information is available for this earthquake:
LAT/LONG : 49.972° North / 5.315° WestGRID REF : 162.3.4 kmE / 13.3 kmNDEPTH : 13 kmMAGNITUDE : 2.7 MLINTENSITY : 3 EMS pic.twitter.com/QRbUrEYBOj
— British Geological Survey (@BritGeoSurvey) November 19, 2023
“Reports described ‘a moderate rumbling’ and ‘a bang and a judder, like a juggernaut had hit the house’.”
The BGS appealed for anyone who felt the quake to fill out an Earthquake Report to help seismologists understand more about the event.