An earthquake has hit England with residents across Surrey and Sussex feeling the 3.0 magnitude tremor. The epicenter has been placed in Cranleigh, a small village a few miles west of Crawley.  The tremor hit the Crawley area at 11.53am, with the United States Geoglogical Survey placing the epicentre at Cranleigh, Surrey. Terrified residents said they heard what sounded like thunder as they felt the ground shaking and furniture moving.  Aleesha Farnham, of Bewbush, just outside Crawley, told the Croydon Advertiser how she was screaming in fear as the earthquake struck. She said: “I’m in a bit of a state of shock. I was getting my son down for his nap. Then for about five maybe six seconds I felt this awful noise. The house was shaking. “Then the only way I can describe it was I thought it was a rumble of thunder. But shortly after the rumble everything started shaking. READ MORE

An earthquake struck Britain on June 27th near Gatwick Airport, First reported in 250 years, shakes Houses – A magnitude 2.6 earthquake that “shook houses” has struck in Surrey around 4km away from Gatwick Airport, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS). The earthquake, measuring 2.6 on the Richter scale, was recorded near the village of Newdigate in Mole Valley at a depth of 5km. READ MORE