The West Midlands was rocked this evening by a magnitude 3.2 earthquake.
Startled Birmingham and Black Country residents reported the phenomenon on social media at 11pm on Monday.
The quake’s epicenter was about 5 kilometers northwest of Birmingham, according to the United States Geological Survey.
The epicenter was thought to be near Walsall, near the M6 motorway. Residents in Wolverhampton, Dudley and Fourbury also said they felt shaken on social media.
One said: “Earthquake in West Midlands. Felt in Walsall, Birmingham, Dudley and Wolverhampton.
It’s been a crazy week with this as well as 3 storms – very strong winds on Friday and rain like I never saw yesterday.”
Another added: “The West Midlands was rocking – literally – just before 11pm. That’s right. EARTHQUAKE.
“Birmingham really just told Storm Franklin to hold his beer.”
Another wrote: “Pandemic, Putin and earthquake. How can I live love of laughter in this world???”
The US Geological Survey said the quake was at a depth of 10km with a magnitude of 3.2.
A Walsall resident said: ‘We were just going to bed and thought there was an accident or explosion nearby.
“Confused by the rumbling noise, we checked the doors and went to make sure everything was fine outside. Five of our neighbors were out there too, pretty confused by the whole thing. events.”
In Willenhall, one resident added: “I was in bed just dozing off and felt the house shake. I thought someone was trying to get in.”
And on sheet 4, a local resident said: “I was lying on the bed and only heard the pounding. The house shook, it felt like a car crashed into the house.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17727208/birmingham-earthquake-houses-shake-rumbling-heard/ Birmingham suffers a magnitude 3.2 earthquake as ‘houses shake’ and rumbling is heard in the West Midlands