Earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 occurred in Ramsgate, Kent last night

 
Catherine Neilan
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An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 occurred just before 3am near Ramsgate, Kent last night.
The epicentre was around seven km south of the town, according to the British Geological Survey.
Hundreds of people reported being awoken by the earthquake, which occurred at 2:52am. Almost all of the reports came from within a 25km of the epicentre, from towns including Margate, Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury, Herne Bay.
Other reports have come in from Faversham, Chatham, Basildon and Southend-on-Sea, and as far away as Nowich, North Walsham and Cromer.
The BGS has collated reports including one person who said they thought the door “was being kicked in, woke up alarmed”, and another who said it “woke the whole household and neighbours with a bang that lasted one to two seconds”.
Others reported “noise and the whole building just shaking” and “the whole room seemed to be moving”.
Police are saying there have been no injuries reported, but will continue to monitor the situation.
A spokesman said: "Kent Police and Kent Fire and Rescue Services have at this time received no reports of any structural damage or injuries. We will continue to liaise with our partner agencies to ensure we are providing help and support in any areas needed."
The Ramsgate earthquake is marginally smaller than the 4.3 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Folkestone in 2007.

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