Witnesses say the quake shook buildings, although no damage has been reported.
One resident of Kirkwall, in the Orkney Islands, said: “Very brief vibration of whole building. I am on the second floor”
Prelim EQ data: UK Earthquake alert: M 4.4: NORTH SEA https://t.co/2TJsCICNqN
— BGS (@BritGeoSurvey) June 30, 2017
People took to social mesia tonreport the quake, the @ShetlandWild Twitter account said: “We certainly felt this!”
Fair Isle Bird Obs said on Twitter: “We thought it was just the Warden falling off the sofa after a post-lunch nap, but there’s been a 4.8 magnitude earthquake in the North Sea!”
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