UK hit by a 3.6 magnitude earthquake

The UK has been hit by an earthquake measuring 3.6 on the scale of magnitude – which has been felt across a large swathe of the country, according to reports.

Residents in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire reported feeling the quake, reports The Express.

One Twitter user said: “As if there was just some sort of mini earthquake in Hertfordshire. My bed shook, my windows rattled I was scared for a second.”

Another said: “What the hell was that?! Felt like an earthquake in Bedfordshire. #2020 #earthquake”

The earthquake is the strongest felt in recent months in the UK.

Two days ago a magnitude 1.4 was felt in the Rhondda and two days before that a magnitude 1 in Bristol.