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Earthquake hits Midlands.

Midlanders were on shaky ground yesterday as a minor earthquake hit the region. The tremor, which measured 3.6 on the Richter scale, happened at 6pm, centred on Bromyard in Herefordshire, and mainly affected the Malvern and Worcester areas.

Police reported no damage. According to reports given by residents to the British Geological Survey, the earthquake felt like "a thump, as if someone had jumped off the bed upstairs".

David Galloway, a seismologist at the BGS, said: "We record about 200 earthquakes a year but most go unnoticed by the general public. One or two a month are felt and this was quite widely felt.

"There have been a few earth quakes in the UK where aftershocks have occurred but really we cannot tell if there will be any aftershocks. We will continue monitoring in the area."
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