Authorities says a small magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck northern England overnight, waking residents and shaking buildings.
The British Geological Survey said on Wednesday that the tremor, which lasted for more than a minute, was centered on the country of Cumbria, in northwestern England.
Police said there have so far been no reports of major damage or injuries following the temblor at 11 p.m. on Tuesday.
Peter Kelly, owner of the Yewdale Hotel in Coniston, said residents heard a bang and rumbling sound.
Alan Robertson, who runs a hotel in Eskdale, said the tremor was “sizable enough to shake an old and well-established building.”
Geologists say Britain experiences a small earthquake every 12 to 18 months.