A minor earthquake registering 3.8 on the Richter scale, has sent cups of tea flying at a seaside town in North Yorkshire.
The BBC have reported the tremors hit off the coast of Scarborough at 6.52pm yesterday evening, following Figi's 7.2 magnitude quake yesterday morning.
Earthquake hits off coast of Scarborough measuring 3.8 magnitude https://t.co/MoN7dYdvqb
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 4, 2017
A caller to BBC Radio York said she had lost “all control” of her frying pan, the contents of which ruined her carpet…
But the BEST reactions were, unsurprisingly on Twitter, where one person tweeted they had “over £7.50 worth of damage” done.
— Duncan Wood (@duncanwooditv) January 3, 2017
— Gordon Williams (@scorpiodog72) January 4, 2017
Harrowing images of Scarborough Castle following the 3.9 earthquake tonight. Hard to believe that, only yesterday, this was a Travelodge. pic.twitter.com/zRyR9ISt4r
— Carl Jones (@CarlDJones) January 3, 2017
Terrible scenes from North Yorkshire after tonight's earthquake pic.twitter.com/K4vwdcyHwT
— Skip Hackski (@SkipLicker) January 3, 2017
— northern fella (@lancsbloke) January 3, 2017
Needless to say the extent of the damage was probably minimal in comparison to historical records.
According to the BBC, 1200 buildings were damaged in 1884 when an earthquake hit Colchester. This is the most damage caused by an earthquake on UK records.
In more recent times (1931), the largest earthquake on record measured 6.1 on the Richter scale.