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‘Earthquake’ or sonic boom rocks North Yorkshire! Did Pocklington feel it?

Earthquake reported in North Yorkshire

Did you hear the loud bang?

UPDATE: It was not an earthquake. Find out what it was in our latest story.

Hundreds of people across North Yorkshire have apparently heard it, with some experiencing the ground shaking beneath their feet this afternoon (Wednesday).

According to the Volcano Discovery website, we may have just had an earthquake.

“Seismic-like event, possible earthquake, reported about 10 minutes ago near York,” was reported at 4.03pm.

“There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this possible quake.”

According to their sources, the epicentre of the quake was here:

Hundreds of people have also taken to social media to discuss what happened, particularly in the Malton and Pickering areas who were closer to the epicentre.

People have also reported feeling it in Pocklington.

No damage has thankfully been reported as of yet.

But, the British Geological Survey said the cause of the tremors were “consistent with a possible sonic origin”:

Either way, it's left a few people shaken!

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