Small earthquake felt near Blackpool in north-west England
An earthquake shook homes in north-west England today, according to police.
A small tremor was felt in the Blackpool area at about 3.30am, a spokesman for Lancashire Police said.
He said the force had received “numerous” calls about properties shaking, but no damage had been reported.
A British Geological Survey spokesman said the tremor, thought to have centred on Poulton-le-Fylde, measured 2.2 on the Richter scale. THE ECHO