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Earthquake hits England

The Associated Press reported Wednesday morning that an earthquake was felt throughout much of England.

The earthquake was of a magnitude of 4.7 and centered about 125 miles north of London, the U.S. Geological Survey said. No one was reported to be hurt during the quake.

The quake was felt by many people throughout southern, central and northern England. Many reported their homes to be shaking. Tremors are uncommon in England and a quake of this magnitude can cause minor home damage.

“It was a strange sensation as the room, ornaments and chest of drawers started wobbling and making a loud rumbling noise,? David Sommerset, a man 60 miles from the epicenter, told the AP.

The BBC reported that the earthquake was the biggest recorded quake since a 5.4-magintude quake occurred in Wales in 1984.

Dr. Brian Baptie of the British Geological Survey said that the largest earthquake to strike England occurred off the east coast of England in June of 1931. That quake was recorded as having a magnitude of 6.1.