Earthquake Shakes South West Wales Region

A technician monitoring seismic activity

Tremors experienced for a few seconds.

The British Geographical Survey has been monitoring today's earthquake and analysing data.

It puts the epicentre approx 20km NNE of Swansea, with 4.4 magnitude at a depth of 7.4km. Events of this magnitude only happen in the UK every 2-3 years.



Seismologists have been sharing their quake data - this is today's event.


Swansea University's Bay campus was evacuated as a precaution.


South Wales Police are urging people not to contact emergency services about the earthquake - unless they have something to report like injuries or damage.  

The tremors were felt for a few seconds at around 14:35pm (Saturday 17th February). 

We’ve had reports from members of the public in Resolven, Neath centre, Cimla, Tonmawr and even Bristol. 

The British Geological Survey is asking anyone who felt tremors to fill in their survey - details here: 



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