01:19 GMT22 September 2020
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    The British Geological Survey detects hundreds of earthquakes in the United Kingdom every year. However, most of the seismic activity is said to be too feeble to be felt by humans.

    A 3.9-magnitude earthquake hit south-east England this morning, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre announced on Tuesday.

    According to the EMSC the tremor occurred at 08:45:30.6 UTC, 7 km northwest of Slough, situated 32 km west of central London. The earthquake was registered at a depth of 10 kilometres.

    Local residents have taken to Twitter to confirm feeling the seismic activity in Aylesbury and other parts of the Buckinghamshire area.

    Large-scale earthquakes are a fairly rare phenomenon in the British Isles. In 2008, however, a 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit Market Rasen with tremors felt in England, Wales and as fas as Northern Ireland. It caused damage to buildings and resulted in a single injury.

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