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North Yorkshire earthquake fears: Felt like ‘explosion!’ Terrified Brits rocked by tremors

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Residents in Yorkshire reported hearing a loud sound and felt the ground move. Residents from Brotton, Redcar and Cleveland, Pickering and Skelton all reported feeling the ground move on Wednesday afternoon. One user named, AP_82 tweeted: “Earthquake felt in Pickering, Yorkshire.”

OliverFindlay said: “That was either an earthquake or an underground explosion from the Boulby mine just then.

“Our house shook! On the North Yorkshire Coast.”

Yorkshire Live reported the quake occurred at 3.45pm. 

The British Geological Survey claimed the incident had been a sonic boom. 

They reported: “The BGS have received a number of reports from residents in North Yorkshire who reported an event at approximately 15:50 UTC today

“Data from the BGS seismic networks in the region were examined and signals consistent with a possible sonic origin were recorded between 15:47:42s and 15:49:23s UTC on several stations, on the BGS seismic network, in North Yorkshire.”

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