UK reacts to ‘underwhelming’ earthquake

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Image caption Some spilled tea was documented on social media to be among the most severe of the damages caused by the small earthquake

It turns out that no earthquake is too minor for Britain in order to react to with self-deprecating humour.

The earth moved in areas of England and Wales on Sunday afternoon, leading to numerous reports associated with rocking armchairs and settees. “We felt a big shake and our grandmother thought it was a heron landing on the roof, ” Tom informed the BBC.

The particular epicentre was approximately 20km north-east of Swansea, where some inhabitants were briefly startled by moving walls and ceilings, and a soccer match in Wales was postponed.

“You avoid expect it, do you, on a wintery Saturday in South Wales, inch Sue Bailey said from close to the city.

Then following the British Geological Survey confirmed the shakes and tremors was indeed the 4. 4 magnitude earthquake , which is the biggest in 10 years, everything that was left was for social networking to begin their gentle mocking.

“Quick, check the biscuits! inch one popular Twitter account, @VeryBritishProblems , wrote.


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Pictures from the damage were shared, including simply by Ross Hornby whose box associated with chocolates fell off a refrigerator. “This earthquake hasn’t taken from me yet! ” he announced.

Upon Twitter @petersianchuk wondered how The uk would cope with the impact.

“We will rebuild, ” one more user pledged.

“Millions of pounds of improvements triggered in Wales after earthquake attacks, ” read one popular scam.

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Image caption One reader sent this particular picture of an ornament that damaged in the earthquake. “We will re-glue, ” she promised

Some used the event to take aim at the nation.

Others talked of their regret on missing the big event.

“Most exciting point to happen in Ystrad, Wales for a long time and I missed it by a day time and a half, ” wrote Chris Callier on Facebook.

“First time I’ve spoken to fifty percent my neighbours in about 5 years so that was nice, inch Bowen Lloyd revealed on Twitter .

Meanwhile, countries which regularly experience deadly earthquakes delivered their condolences.

“Thoughts and prayers from the US, inch @LyricsPlays wrote.

“4. 4? Oh that’s normal within Costa Rica, Central America. All the best UNITED KINGDOM, ” wrote @RicardoVargasfi.

Another user replied: “Of program our earthquakes include a plus associated with volcanoes and ash”.

“You all need to man up a little – it was a 4. two magnitude earthquake, ” another wrote .

But despite the comedies, most people were excited to share their particular experience of having lived through the most current British earthquake.

“I’ve always wanted to feel an earthquake too – my whole house shook, it was pretty cool, ” Melissa Resoli wrote on Facebook.

Let’s just say, some individuals in London are feeling a bit envious right now.

Simply by BBC UGC & Social information