12:16 29 May 2013
Many people were awoken by a minor earthquake which hit North Wales early on Wednesday morning, 29thMay, 2013. Experts said the quake had a magnitude of 3.8.
The epicentre is understood to have been close to the area of Gwynedd, and many felt rumbling due to the incident.
Although, there have been no reports of any injuries or consequent damage as of time of press.
Reportedly the British Geological Survey has stated that Brits living in places at least 90miles away, such as Southport and Dublin, felt tremors from the earthquake.
The earthquake is believed to have hit at around 4.15am BST.
An earthquake measuring 2.3 magnitude hit an area of Wales earlier this year.
The largest quake to have been recorded in the UK relates to one which had a magnitude much bigger; at 5.4. This hit the Llyn Peninsula in North of Wales during the mid-80’s.
Gwynedd is an area in north-west Wales where much of the Snowdonia National Park is found, as well as the Llyn Peninsula.
Wales, whose capital city is Cardiff, is surrounded by the Irish Sea to the West.
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