Earthquake strikes off Yorkshire coast

An earthquake has struck off in the North Sea off the coast of Scarborough, it is believed.

The British Geological Survey is yet to confirm reports but the organisation's monitoring devices off the coast of Whitby show a spike in seismic activity this evening.

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The quake is believed to have had a magnitude 3.9 on the Richter scale and took place about 100 miles away from the coast.