Earthquake tremors felt in Shropshire
- 1 June 2012
- From the section Shropshire
An earthquake has been felt in parts of Shropshire.
The small tremors were felt around Ludlow and Church Stretton at about 13:16 BST. Nobody is thought to have been injured.
The British Geological Society said it had a magnitude of 2.5 and occurred at a depth of 14km (nine miles).
Andrew Noakes in Clee St Margaret, said the tremor "sounded like something being dragged on outside on the pathway, or like a truck going past".
He added: "I was having lunch when I thought I heard something. The sound only went on for a few seconds and then it stopped.
"There was no shaking cutlery or furniture."
David Wright said he heard the tremors while working in Church Stretton, adding that it "sounded like a lorry pulling away quickly from the traffic lights".
He said: "There was a strange feeling as birds actually stopped singing for a while.
"I used to work with the British Geological Survey and I know that Church Stretton is slap bang on a known fault line.
"South Shropshire is comparatively high up the list of earthquake zones in the UK."