A 3.9 magnitude earthquake shook England’s eastern Lincolnshire county, according to the British Geological Survey.
The tremor happened late Saturday at a depth of 17.6km close to northeastern Grimsby, affecting an area of more than three million inhabitants, the survey said in a press statement.
The quake was felt by thousands of people in the north-east of England, it said, confirming that neither casualties nor damage was reported.
Earthquakes of this size happen around every two-five years in the UK, it said, adding that the quake is the largest in the area since Market Rasen’s 5.2 earthquake in 2008.
Source: Kuwait News Agency