Surrey earthquake: magnitude 3.0 tremor wakes residents near Gatwick Airport

An earthquake in struck Surrey overnight with a magnitude of 3.0 struck, The British Geological Survey has confirmed British Geological Survey chart appeared to show a spike in seismic activity

An earthquake in struck Surrey overnight with a magnitude of 3.0 struck, The British Geological Survey has confirmed.

 

Surrey, which was shaken by 2.4 and 2.6 magnitude tremors last week, has now had a 3.1 magnitude earthquake

 

Readings from the British Geological Survey shows it happened in the Gatwick area just after 3.30am. It was felt in Crawley, Horley and other surrounding areas.

 

Dozens of terrified residents who live near Gatwick Airport took to social media to say that they felt their "whole house shaking".

 

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Sensors were installed in the area after the 2018 quakes, which recorded the epicentres as tightly clustered in a roughly two mile by two mile zone between the villages of Newdigate and Charlwood.

 

Rosie Young tweeted: “Whole block of flats shook! Thank God for #twitter to reassure me it was an earthquake and my flats aren't falling down!!! #Reigate #Surrey”

 

Stuart Lee tweeted: “Did we just have an earthquake in Surrey? Just woken up to the whole house shaking...”

 

Tim Dobisz tweeted: “That really was an #earthquake in Surrey, a couple of minutes ago, wasn't it!! House shaking woke me up.”

 

Esther tweeted: “Literally just got woken up by an earthquake shaking my bed and so did people all over Surrey that was spooky.”

 

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