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‘The whole house rattled’: Earthquake recorded in Somerset

A 3.2-magnitude earthquake has been felt in Somerset, with some people saying they thought a vehicle had hit their house.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the tremor had been felt in several towns and villages in the southwest county.

People described a "big rumble", a "boom", and said their "whole house rattled".

The BGS said the quake affected the area near Bridgwater, six miles (10km) north of Taunton, at 10.49pm.

It hit at a depth of three miles (5km).

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"Earthquake felt in Taunton, Somerset tonight, thought something had hit the side of the house, made the windows shake, quite scary," tweeted Dave Arthur.

Another person said they "thought a lorry had hit our house".

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Earthquake felt in Taunton, Somerset tonight, thought something had hit the side of the house, made the windows shake, quite scary ?#earthquake

— Dave Arthur (@flutter61) December 6, 2019

We just had an Earthquake here in Somerset..thought a lorry had hit our house !

— Nicky Shier-Skip Rat (@nickyshier) December 5, 2019

Pippa Vile tweeted: "It was really strong here in North Curry, there was a boom and the house shock, it woke my husband and I."

"This is the second earthquake I've experienced here in Langport," said @Twitchcraft7.

"As before, a distant thunderous roar approached before a single jolt struck, giving me an instant headache and making my hairs stand on end."

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This is the second earthquake Ive experienced here in Langport.
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