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Britain is hit by second earthquake in two weeks as Cumbrians feel their houses shaking in 20-second tremor

Britain has been hit by a second earthquake in two weeks as Cumbrians feel their houses shaking in 20-second tremor.

The tremors were felt across the picturesque county, lasting for 20 seconds.

Shocked residents took to Twitter after the incident with many claiming their ‘whole house’ was rattled by the tremors.

One person wrote on Twitter: ‘Pretty sure I just felt an earthquake in Cumbria. The whole house rattled.’

Kayleigh Melissa added: ‘Just felt an earthquake tremor in Cumbria. The whole house shook.’

Liz Priddle said: ‘I have legit just felt an earthquake. My whole house just shook.’

Oliver James Carr added: ‘Cumbria having an earthquake just to spice things up.’

Earlier this month a quake which shook parts of Wales and England was the biggest for a decade, experts said.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the epicentre was 12 miles north of Swansea, with a 4.4 magnitude at a depth of 4.6m.

A BGS tweet added: ‘Around 3,000 event of this size in the world every year Biggest onshore UK event in 10 years, since 27 Feb 2008 Market Rasen eq 5.2 ml 16X bigger than today’s event.’

The BGS said an earthquake happened in the UK ‘every three to five years’.

People across south Wales and south-west England said they felt what they thought was an earthquake this afternoon.

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