Gatwick Earthquake: Small earthquake recorded in London near Gatwick Airport

Last updated at 07:52
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Did you feel a few tremors in the night?

A small earthquake was recorded in the early hours of Wednesday morning near London's Gatwick Airport.

Parts of West Sussex and Surrey reported feeling shakes and hearing loud thuds.

Readings from the British Geographical Survey - who report and measure earthquakes - showed an earthquake of 3.7 magnitude was recorded about 10 miles away from Gatwick Airport at 3:30am.

Small earthquakes like this are quite common and they should not be a cause for concern.

Lots of people took to Twitter to report shaking and being woken from their sleep.

But there appears to be no damage as a result of the earthquake, and schools are open as usual in the area.

There was a small earthquake this morning near Gatwick Airport! School is open! 😉

Tower Bridge Primary School

Did you feel the earthquake last night? We want to hear from you!

Comment below or if you are talking about it in class, you can email us to newsroundschools@bbc.co.uk

Comments

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by LiverpoolGuy

    27 Feb 2019 14:29
    There was a 4.4 a year ago. I felt it.
  • Comment number 3. Posted by U17509618

    27 Feb 2019 11:36
    didn't hear it but hopefully nobody got hurt
  • Comment number 2. Posted by Hope

    27 Feb 2019 8:36
    I didn`t hear the earthquake. 🌀
  • Comment number 1. Posted by SummerLaughingBear

    27 Feb 2019 8:09
    No, I didn’t f el the earthquake.
    I’m glad everyone is safe and okay. 🎉