Unconfirmed reports of minor earthquake in York

There have been unconfirmed reports of a minor earthquake near York.

Residents reported feeling a “shake” just before 4pm on Wednesday afternoon.

Website Volcano Discovery, which monitors earthquake activity, said a “Seismic-like event, possible earthquake, reported” at approximately 3.48 pm.

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“There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this possible quake,” the website said.

Residents reported feeling a “shake” just before 4pm on Wednesday afternoon.

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Whole lot of shaking going on, but we don't usually notice

Chelle Fox said: “I felt the whole house shake and rumble about half an hour ago.”

Janet Olsen said: “I wondered what it was. I got up thinking a heavy vehicle was up to something!”

According to the British Geological Survey between 150 and 200 earthquakes are detected in the UK and the surrounding seas each year.