By G9ija

The southwest English county was shaken by the quake on Thursday evening.

One resident described hearing a “thunderous roar” before the quake.

“A distant thunderous roar approached before a single jolt struck, giving me an instant headache and making my hairs stand on end,” wrote one person on Twitter.

#earthquake #Somerset #SomersetEarthquake

This is the second earthquake I’ve experienced here in Langport.
As before, a distant thunderous roar approached before a single jolt struck, giving me an instant headache and making my hairs stand on end! (05.11.19, approx 22.45) 👀😊

— TWITCHCRAFT! (@Twitchcraft7) December 6, 2019

Others said it felt as though a truck had hit their house.

 

Nicky Shier-Skip Rat@nickyshier

We just had an Earthquake here in Somerset..thought a lorry had hit our house !

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“Thought something had hit the side of the house, made the windows shake, quite scary!” said another.

Dave Arthur@flutter61

Earthquake felt in Taunton, Somerset tonight, thought something had hit the side of the house, made the windows shake, quite scary 😖

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The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at a depth of 10 kilometres and measured as a 3.4 on the Richter scale.

The United Kingdom occasionally has small tremors. The most recent “significant” quake was a 4.6 magnitude felt in Cwmllynfell in South Wales.

The strongest in the last 20 years was a 5.2 in Lincolnshire.