The British Geological Survey has recorded an earthquake measuring 1.5 magnitude in Blackpool.
The quake took place at about 7.30pm Friday with shocked residents reporting their cabinets shaking.
Others reported hearing a noise like a train approaching around the time of the tremor.
The SUN gathered that locals took to social media to ask if other people had “felt the earthquake” in Blackpool.
“Lancs Live reported that residents in Blackpool, Little Plumpton, Weeton, and Westby felt the 1.5 magnitude earthquake and described it as ‘a noise like a train coming near’, ‘ourselves and several neighbors heard it’, ‘our dogs were disturbed’, and ‘the computer and cabinets shook’. The British Geological Survey stated that they have received online reports of the event being felt.”
“According to the reports, this earthquake was only the second to occur in the vicinity of Lancashire in the past 60 days, with the first being 35 km off the coast of Blackpool in the Irish Sea. The return of these tremors has caused concern among the Blackpool community, especially after former Prime Minister Liz Truss lifted the ban on fracking last year.”