Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 2.8 km northwest of Thanet, Kent, England, United Kingdom, on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 01:52 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 2.8 km northwest of Thanet, Kent, England, United Kingdom, on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 01:52 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

22 May 01:55 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
May 22 01:57: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.3.
Date & time: May 22, 2015 01:52:17 UTC
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.39°N / 1.4°E (Kent, England, United Kingdom)
Antipode: 51.39°S / 178.6°W
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) NNW of Thanet (pop: 125,400) --> See nearby quakes!
4 km (3 mi) NW of Broadstairs (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
6 km (4 mi) NNW of Ramsgate (pop: 38,600) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) E of Herne Bay (pop: 36,600) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) ENE of Canterbury (pop: 55,200) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) N of Dover (pop: 41,700) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) NNE of Folkestone (pop: 66,400) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) E of London (pop: 7,556,900) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) E of Brent (pop: 329,100) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) E of West Ilsley (pop: 332) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.310 kmUnited KingdomGFZ
4.210 km ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOMEMSC
3.710 km2km WSW of Ramsgate, United KingdomUSGS

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rue des Antilles 62100 CALAIS (60.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Canvey Island / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was woken up by the shuddering   
Canvey Island / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Aalst / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I woke up when my bed was shaking, scared me like hell!  
Ramsgate, Kent / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Loud rumble, house and furniture shook, woke me up, nothing broken, couldn't go back to sleep, dawn chorus started early!   
Deal / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Norwich / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Light shaking. Building creaking for a few seconds only.   
broadstairs / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Canterbury / Light shaking (MMI IV)
SS2 6UA, Southend, Essex UK / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : sofa I was sitting on moved a couple of inches back and forth three times  
Loon-Plage 59279 nord France / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It woke me up , my desk was shaking against my wall   
Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ipswich, Suffolk / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken by loud rattling of doors in house  
Deal (19.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woken by house shaking about 5 seconds, seagulls very vocal for a few seconds.  
Basildon (66.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Birchington / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Home (26.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sandwich / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Exactly as description of MMI IV. I was awake at the time and initially thought a large lorry was going past.  
stanford le hope / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Woke 3 of us. Exactly as described under moderate heading.   
whitstable / Light shaking (MMI IV)
whitstable / Light shaking (MMI IV)
CT1 1HW / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Description explained it perfectly.  
Whitstable / Light shaking (MMI IV)
ash, kent (15.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Whole house shook, wardrobe doors opened   
chartham / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : I felt it, was horrible, loud rumbling noise it woke me up, violent shake . I thought my husband was having a bad nightmare shaking the bed. Was not nice   
Deal, kent (19.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
CT 7 Birchington Kent / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke us all up and seagulls very vocal with their alarm calls  
gent (belgium) / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I woke up at 3,53. My bed and I were shaking.I felt it for 5 seconds.  
CT 7 Birchington Kent / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke us all up and seagulls very vocal with their alarm calls  
Milton Keynes (162.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken up to reasonable shaking. Lasted for about 5 seconds.   
Ct11 0ls / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ashford, kent / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Sudden jolt to the house, bed shook for a few seconds.  
Ipswich / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Just about to fall a sleep and started to shake the house  
Dover / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The bed shook, things were rattling and the house shook and seemed to shake from side to side. Bit scary. Went to the toilet about five minutes after up the stairs and I felt like it was still going on because I couldn't seem to walk straight. No I hadn't  
South woodham ferrers / Light shaking (MMI IV)
62100 / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was playing video games, i felt my chair vibring.  
Canterbury / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Woken up by loud bang and bed shaking breifly  
Rainham Kent / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dargate, Kent / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Woke up to noise and shaking bed  
Oostduinkerke, Belgium / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Felt immediatly that this was an earthshake. Stronger at first. Lasted for about 10 seconds.  
Garlinge kent / Weak shaking (MMI III) : The whole house rumbled!  
ramsgate / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Deal Kent / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Surrey / not felt : ???  
Gent, Belgium / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke up to the house shaking for about 3 seconds. No large vehicle was passing by the house so I realised it was an earthquake  
Ramsgate / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Dover / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Herne Bay / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Westgate on Sea / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Much the same feelings as a 4.5 experienced in Thailand, woken by bed shaking, fixtures and fittings rattling.   
canterbury / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hayle / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Westgate on Sea / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
St nicholas at wade, birchington / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke with whole house shaking... Very scary! Never felt anything like this in my life!  
Ct125lq / not felt
canterbury kent / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It Woke me up, it felt like the whole house was moving. The dog was growling & hide  
Ashford Kent / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Faversham, Kent (36.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Canterbury / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt it  
Ash (15 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Wingham, Kent / Light shaking (MMI IV)
ramsgate (4.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Woke three people out of 5   
Ashford, Kent / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lightly sleeping and felt the house bed and house shake.  
Margate / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt house shaking for about 10 seconds, was woken up, could hear neighbours going out into street!! Birds waking !!  
Ramsgate (5.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Whole house shook from floor to roof woke all the street  
Sittingbourne / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Challock, kent (41.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : There was around 10-15 stronger shakes where I heard various things creaking in The house, then it calmed down with maybe a dozen gentle shakes. It woke me up from a light sleep but didn't seem to wake my other 3 family members who are quite heavy sleepe  
Canvey island, essex (57.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Awoken from sleep by 1-1.5 second shaking. Small table lamp on the bead side wobbling / about to fall off. Internal fittings lightly shaking  
Canterbury / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : whole house shook. Heard a bang as well  
Ct9 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Canterbury / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up. Thought something wrong with house!   
Ramsgate / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Minster (8.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
canterbury / Weak shaking (MMI III)
ct14 6fd / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Deal kent / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
ct4 6lj / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
brussels / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ramsgate, Kent, England / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It woke all the family up, sea gulls were screaching like mad and all the neighbours went into the streets  
Canterbury / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
harwich / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Scared me thought house was falling down was such a strange feeling I didn't like it one bit   
Rochester Kent / Weak shaking (MMI III)
canterbury kent / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
canterbury / Light shaking (MMI IV) : frightening...   
Ramsgate / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke us from our sleep. Had all the brids., foxes cats and dogs making noise. Eek  
Wingham / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
ME2, oliver / Weak shaking (MMI III)
ME2, oliver / Weak shaking (MMI III)
margate / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Margate (United Kingdom, 8 km NE of epicenter) : Shaking juddery (reported through EMSC)  
Whitfield (United Kingdom, 20 km S of epicenter) : My dog's behaviour on her walk yesterday was very unusual with her staying very close. I heard the rumble and felt the house shake at 02:52. Woke me up. (reported through EMSC)  
Herne Bay (United Kingdom, 15 km W of epicenter) : I was in bed but not asleep. Suddenly, the house started to move, shake and wobble. It was like being on a ship in rough seas. Quite frightening as it just happened out of the blue, to me it was almost like something out of a dream. When it stopped I kn (reported through EMSC)  
Southminster (United Kingdom, 51 km NW of epicenter) : 3-4 pluses. The front door sounded as if it was being taken off. Bed felt like jelly. (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 8 km NE of epicenter) : Was watching tv in my bedroom and thought my neighbor had fallen out of bed or something it never crossed my mind that it was a earthquake so shocked (reported through EMSC)  
Messingham (United Kingdom, 279 km NW of epicenter) : Felt bed moving for 8/13 seconds woke me up felt like falling. Got up n looked out windows ...nothing. so back to bed..In morning pics moved sideways on wall. (reported through EMSC)  
Folkestone (United Kingdom, 30 km S of epicenter) : i was fast asleep when suddenly i was woken by a shaking and what sounded like a very loud cat purr. My first reaction was to call my cat as i thought he was wanting affection until i realised that my cat was on the bottom floor. I suddenly became very sc (reported through EMSC)  
Nordausques (France, 78 km SE of epicenter) : J'étais dans mon lit. Et j'ai été réveillé par la maison qui tremblait et un grondement. (reported through EMSC)  
Rochester (United Kingdom, 58 km W of epicenter) : Had to rearrange me blooming DVDs collection. (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 22 km W of epicenter) : A strange sensation, which we were not sure of the cause at first, but on investigation guessed it may have been a mild earthquake. (reported through EMSC)  
Herne Bay (United Kingdom, 14 km W of epicenter) : Woke everybody in house and everything wobbled for a few seconds (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 110 km W of epicenter) : Was lying in bed reading so that could be how I was able to feel it but definitely felt the house shake for about two seconds. I live not too far from Croydon, South London. (reported through EMSC)  
Broadstairs (United Kingdom, 8 km NE of epicenter) : Woke everyone in the house up, loud bang and then a shake/rumble only lasted 10seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 7 km E of epicenter) : First time experience. Deep down rumbling and house shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 6 km E of epicenter) : Loud boom and shake all birds started to sing then quiet (reported through EMSC)  
Ghent (Belgium, 170 km E of epicenter) : Licht krakend of "golvend" geluid in houtwerk (plafond slaapkamer), alsook het plots opkomend intuitief gevoel dat het niets anders dan een lichte aardschok geweest moest zijn (afgaande op eerdere ervaringen in de jaren 90). (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 8 km NE of epicenter) : I heard a massive bang and then the bed was shaking and I realised the whole house was shaking. It lasted for approx 10 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 49 km NW of epicenter) : Lasted between 2-4 seconds was lying on floor my whole body trembled! (reported through EMSC)  
Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 49 km NW of epicenter) : What I heard sounded like something heavy in my basement falling over. However, on checking I've found the few things that had moved could not have created the sound I heard. The sound certainly happened immediately before I felt the rolling sensation in (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 8 km NE of epicenter) : Was scary as we have never experienced before :S (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 6 km E of epicenter) : Woke up wondering what on earth happened (reported through EMSC)  
Ipswich (United Kingdom, 82 km NW of epicenter) : We heard and felt it up on the 2nd floors of our home, but son and daughter on 1st floor heard and felt nothing. One was awake at the time, other was sound asleep. (reported through EMSC)  
Broadstairs (United Kingdom, 8 km NE of epicenter) : I was awoken by a loud crash and the bed shook for a few seconds. The seagulls were going crazy. (reported through EMSC)  
Clacton-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 53 km NW of epicenter) : Very deep rumbling and house seemed to shift (reported through EMSC)  
Dover (United Kingdom, 21 km S of epicenter) : house was shaking . seagulls we're going crazy. it was a little scarey. (reported through EMSC)  
Dover (United Kingdom, 22 km S of epicenter) : Thought I was dreaming then when I went on Facebook everyone was talking about it so I knew it had to be real (reported through EMSC)  
Limbourg (Belgium, 333 km E of epicenter) : j'ai plutôt ressenti des bruits comme si une pluie très violente tombait mais il ne pleuvait pas, j'ai été vérifier. et le lit était comme sur un vibreur (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 13 km SE of epicenter) : Was woken suddenly with an adrenaline boost the room was shaking and I could hear a loud noise I could only liken to a major accident or explosion. I rushed to the window to see what had happened and found a neighbour in the street looking rather confused (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 9 km NE of epicenter) : Woke by low rumble and them house shock lasted abit 10 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 6 km E of epicenter) : Just felt the house shake (reported through EMSC)  
Sandwich (United Kingdom, 6 km S of epicenter) : Entire household woke at 02.52am, initially by bed shaking, followed by wardrobe doors rattling and items on bedside table vibrating. We were aware of it for maybe 3 or 4 seconds. Cats hid under bed. (reported through EMSC)  
Dumbarton (United Kingdom, 639 km NW of epicenter) : Very light movement felt, barely perceptible. But unmistakeably part of the earthquake. (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 285 km NW of epicenter) : My whole house was shaking at about 2.55 am was really scarey as never experienced nothing like that before .. (reported through EMSC)  
Grimsby (United Kingdom, 262 km NW of epicenter) : We had a sleep recording app on at the time and it has recorded a weird sound, which was around the time of the earthquake (reported through EMSC)  
Nazareth (Belgium, 169 km E of epicenter) : Duurde maar enkele seconden (reported through EMSC)  
London (United Kingdom, 99 km W of epicenter) : I was woken up by the feeling that my bed was shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Kesgrave (United Kingdom, 78 km NW of epicenter) : Was enough to wake me up. A few seconds and eerily quiet so i knew it wasn't a vehicle hitting the house. (reported through EMSC)  
South Woodham Ferrers (United Kingdom, 56 km NW of epicenter) : Was asleep and woke with combination of strong Vibrations and rumbling noises (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 53 km W of epicenter) : It bloody scared the be-Jesus outta me! Still, no harm done thankfully (reported through EMSC)  
Clacton-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 51 km NW of epicenter) : A loud rumbling then shaking awoke me at around 03:30 (reported through EMSC)  
Clacton-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 48 km NW of epicenter) : Furniture and house rattled and swayed, whilst a nasty rumbling noise increased in volume. After 4 to 5 seconds everything stopped moving with an abrupt judder. (reported through EMSC)  
Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 44 km NW of epicenter) : Woke from sleep just before 3am. Rumbling sound,light shaking of house and contents. Rare occurrence in Southend. (reported through EMSC)  
Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 44 km NW of epicenter) : I was asleep and it woke me because it felt like my bed was shaking and I was being shook, the door also rattled in its hinges. I then went out of my room to make sure wasn't an intruder - mum and dad both were woken too. Mandy, UK (reported through EMSC)  
Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 44 km NW of epicenter) : Floorboards creaked which woke us up but nothing more. (reported through EMSC)  
Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 44 km NW of epicenter) : I could hear a faint rumble as the tremor approached from its epicentre (reported through EMSC)  
Kingsdown (United Kingdom, 21 km SE of epicenter) : TV reception was bad for 3-4 hours earlier. Coincidence? (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : slowly increasing in volume over a period of about 20 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : The floors in my bedroom and the bed and lights shook for 30-40 seconds there was a loud rumbling noise (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : Very frightening .... knew it wasn't thunder as rumble definitely coming from beneath the house ........ Phoned parents to ensure ok and went on Facebook to see loads of comments and confirmation that it was earthquake nearby (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : Woke up moments before the quake for some reason. Shook the whole house and knocked a perfume bottle and some birthday cards over. Door, window and mirror shook. Lasted about 3-4 seconds. Very scary! (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : The quake woke me. Not strong enough to set off car alarms. Felt like waves moving along bed, which facts east-west. (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : It felt as if a very large and heavy lorry was being driven past the house (reported through EMSC)  
Broadstairs (United Kingdom, 12 km E of epicenter) : Woke us up, shook whole house. (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Thought it was a big explosion (reported through EMSC)  
Broadstairs (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Woke up between 2-3am with my mirror shaking and whole house rumbling. Could hear many seagulls screeching outside and I got up as did the rest of my family. No damage at all and haven't felt any aftershocks as of yet. Only lasted a few seconds but enough (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Not really, it woke me up and i had no idea what was going on lol (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Woken up by bed shaking. Thought I had dreamed it (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Thought there had been an explosion, bed really shuddered and wardrobe doors rattled. Animals around the area very upset.... very very scary. (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : The birds we hysterical for a while, making a lot of noise. (reported through EMSC)  
Herne Bay (United Kingdom, 10 km W of epicenter) : A good 10 seconds of shaking and door rattling sent me running to check the water tower in Herne Bay wasn't falling on me! (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 9 km E of epicenter) : Felt it, dogs barking, seagulls squawking . House creaking , windows and doors rattling and the noise was a low deep rumble . Very exciting for Ramsgate (reported through EMSC)  
Herne Bay (United Kingdom, 9 km W of epicenter) : Was awoken by a bit of confusion as to what was happening, it was all very eerie afterwards. Not something yo would expect in England (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 9 km E of epicenter) : A massive boom resinate through my house followed by the bed shaking and light fixings shaking.2.52 this morning birchington kent uk (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 9 km NE of epicenter) : Both me & my mate felt the earthquake just before 3am this morning, the block of flats where my mate lives were shaking for about 10 seconds. I thought to myself thats weird, you dont get earthquakes here in the UK especially in margate. I hope we dont ha (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 9 km NE of epicenter) : Looked at clock, was 02.53 (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 9 km NE of epicenter) : This was scarey - the sound mostly - but finding out this Earthquake was 1000's of times smaller than the one in Napal a couple of weeks ago makes me realise just how awful it must have been for those poor people. (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 7 km E of epicenter) : Rumbling noise and shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Minster (United Kingdom, 4 km SE of epicenter) : There was a low rumbling sound and the whole house shook. everything loose was rattling, it lasted about 3 seconds It was as if a huge track was going past the house. (reported through EMSC)  
Monkton (United Kingdom, 2 km S of epicenter) : I was woken by a weird shaking feeling, I was scared as I was alone in my caravan and really thought someone was outside shaking it. After it soon stopped ,I was aware of the noise from the birds they certainly had something to say about it! (reported through EMSC)  
Hoeilaart (Belgium, 234 km E of epicenter) : I distinctly felt the shaking. We get vibrations through the building as large vehicles pass at the bottom of the hill we are on (75m away), but this shaking had a greater amplitude and lasted longer. Approx. 5 seconds. There was audible noise from the bu (reported through EMSC)  
Bedworth (United Kingdom, 226 km NW of epicenter) : I was in bed asleep and was woken up by all my phones ringing at once and continuously.. Then they all went dead and I lost my internet connection. (reported through EMSC)  
Bever (Belgium, 201 km E of epicenter) : Ce fut un craquement de cloisons (fermette transformée en deux habitations) (reported through EMSC)  
Thetford (United Kingdom, 122 km NW of epicenter) : Woke up at 2.50am this morning to feel everything on my bedroom windowsill shake and my bedroom window. I thought somebody was trying to break in! I was really scared as was on my own (reported through EMSC)  
Sweffling (United Kingdom, 97 km N of epicenter) : Woken up by a faint deep noise and some china tinkling (reported through EMSC)  
Ipswich (United Kingdom, 78 km NW of epicenter) : Very steady tremor, persisted, no additional jolts (reported through EMSC)  
New Barn (United Kingdom, 66 km W of epicenter) : Woken up by a loose wardrobe door banging loudly for several seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Gravesend (United Kingdom, 63 km W of epicenter) : Woke me up. Didn't think much of it and went back to sleep (reported through EMSC)  
Basildon (United Kingdom, 59 km NW of epicenter) : Felt like a large lorry going past the house for about 10 seconds. Dog barking etc (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 53 km W of epicenter) : Thought the house was falling down! (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 53 km W of epicenter) : A very loud bang first followed by about 5 seconds of shaking. Objects on dresser, bedside table moved. Seagulls in distress as were the cats. (reported through EMSC)  
Canvey Island (United Kingdom, 51 km W of epicenter) : Strongest tremors i have felt in this area (reported through EMSC)  
Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 44 km NW of epicenter) : Felt like somebody jumped on the bed .awake with shock (reported through EMSC)  
Sittingbourne (United Kingdom, 38 km W of epicenter) : Woken just before 3am by a couple of loud noises followed by the dogs rushing out of the house barking. A security light came on. (reported through EMSC)  
Sheerness (United Kingdom, 36 km W of epicenter) : I was lying in bed and I heard a rumbling sound. I heard it get closer until it reached then my bed and room shook left to right twice. The ferocity of it made me roll on each of my sides. (reported through EMSC)  
Folkestone (United Kingdom, 32 km S of epicenter) : Seemed very short, compared to the previous Folkestone one. But that may be as this one was further from my home? (reported through EMSC)  
Dover (United Kingdom, 26 km S of epicenter) : Went on for a long time. Not as strong as the one at folkestone a few years ago. This one was weaker but went on for much longer. (reported through EMSC)  
Chartham (United Kingdom, 21 km SW of epicenter) : Been living in Nz it woke me and my daughter up in bed asleep no one else felt it in house all sleeping quite violent a good shake (reported through EMSC)  
Chartham (United Kingdom, 21 km SW of epicenter) : 2:52am bed was shaking quite rapidly and the wardrobes were rattling. Lasted approx 5 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : Up and down movement of bed. Loud bang towards the end. 5 seconds long. (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : I was woken by a noise, which I wasn't quite sure about. Initially I thought something hard had hit the side of the house; didn't feel anything but the noise woke me with a start. (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Door rattled in frame, nothing got dislodged (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : We were woken by the house moving and a strange noise. It felt like the house shook and as if the windows vibrated. Sensation a bit like really heavy storm where rain is lashing down in waves and pounding buildings. Bear in mind I was asleep so my mind wa (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : It occurred at approximately 0257 and lasted about 5 seconds. I was woken from sleep feeling like my bed was being severely shaken. The security chain across the door of my apartment was also rattling. (reported through EMSC)  
Broadstairs (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Woke us all up around 3am as kids beds were shaking and glasses rattling on bedside tables.quite scary. (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Woke me and my husband up around 2.30am. (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : My husband was woken by a noise but is unaware of the shaking. I felt the tremor but no noise. (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Very quick, woke me up, shook the house (reported through EMSC)  
Sandwich (United Kingdom, 11 km SE of epicenter) : Woke with a start to the floor and fireplace shaking. Frightened us! Lots of local comments too.. (reported through EMSC)  
Herne Bay (United Kingdom, 10 km W of epicenter) : My husband and I were woken up by a rumbling which shook the house. I heard a creaking in the ceiling and felt the bed shake. I recall looking at the clock at about 2.57 but this was a few minutes afterwards as we were checking downstairs. (reported through EMSC)  
Herne Bay (United Kingdom, 10 km W of epicenter) : The earth moved (reported through EMSC)  
Herne Bay (United Kingdom, 10 km W of epicenter) : Scared me and my wife I couldn't get back to sleep (reported through EMSC)  
Ash (United Kingdom, 9 km S of epicenter) : Started light and intensified , the noise and the house shook (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 9 km NE of epicenter) : Whole house shook,very loud rumbling,never felt anything like it. I was really scared (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 9 km NE of epicenter) : it's must have been bad as it set off all the noise sensitive toys, my twins have a voice activated cot mobile which starts when babies cry but the earthquake set it of and was pretty scary (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 9 km NE of epicenter) : Woke us up in Margate. Violent shaking. Cat went mad, kids slept through it somehow! (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 9 km NE of epicenter) : It was around 1.50a.m.doday,22.05.2015. Felt strong shakes, huge noise and birds were do loud. Me and my husband were awake becouse of that and thought that the building is falling down. Terrible! (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 9 km NE of epicenter) : Thought the house was going to fall down (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 9 km NE of epicenter) : It was worrying! It felt like they were re tarmacking the roads and the roller was outside left on (reported through EMSC)  
Manston (United Kingdom, 7 km E of epicenter) : Whole house shook and there was a really big bang. Quite scary. (reported through EMSC)  
Minster (United Kingdom, 4 km SE of epicenter) : We were both woken at 2.55am to the whole house shaking and a low rumbling sound. Lasted for a few seconds after we woke up. Children slept through it. Very unnerving. (reported through EMSC)  
Birchington-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 3 km NE of epicenter) : Sounded like a combination of explosion and thunder (reported through EMSC)  
Birchington-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 3 km NE of epicenter) : Whole house shook, jewellery on stand rattled as did the pictures, woke all but one in the house. Thought it was an earth quake was waiting for another shock which fortunately never came. We often get the guns firing from Shoeburyness but this was differe (reported through EMSC)  
Ipswich (United Kingdom, 78 km NW of epicenter) : Just before 3am the bed shook just for a few seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Felixstowe (United Kingdom, 67 km N of epicenter) : It was a new experience for me. I was worried in case it was damaging our house.I estimate that the earthquake lasted about 30 seconds after I was woken up by it , realised that it was not a dream and recognised it as an earthquake. (reported through EMSC)  
Harwich (United Kingdom, 64 km NW of epicenter) : My bed shook enough to wake me up and the doors were vibrating down stairs but it was silent. Must have only lasted a second or two. (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 53 km W of epicenter) : The noise and rumble was very apparent. (reported through EMSC)  
Wye (United Kingdom, 30 km SW of epicenter) : We live in a new build house and the furniture in our bedroom shook for about 10 seconds I think . (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : I was asleep (in a deep sleep) and it woke me. (reported through EMSC)  
Herne Bay (United Kingdom, 10 km W of epicenter) : Strange swaying feeling..thought I was dreaming...suddenly woke up ..and heard rumble. (reported through EMSC)  
Manston (United Kingdom, 7 km E of epicenter) : Shook the whole home (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 546 km NW of epicenter) : we were asleep when the rumble woke us, the bed seemed to move in a circular motion and the handles on our sideboard were rocking to and frow making a noise as they were hitting the back plates. (reported through EMSC)  
Haswell (United Kingdom, 421 km NW of epicenter) : My child's toys starting making noises as if they had been moved (reported through EMSC)  
Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom, 298 km NW of epicenter) : Felt the Earth quake thought it was my husband firstly messing about dog was going mad so came down stairs (reported through EMSC)  
Erpe-Mere (Belgium, 194 km E of epicenter) : Closet was shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Northampton (United Kingdom, 183 km NW of epicenter) : Woke me from a deep sleep. (reported through EMSC)  
Deerlijk (Belgium, 157 km E of epicenter) : Trembling of the mirror in my bedroom. (reported through EMSC)  
Lille (France, 150 km SE of epicenter) : I was in my bed, not asleep. The house shook for 2 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 146 km N of epicenter) : cats were both alert just before I felt it (reported through EMSC)  
Attleborough (United Kingdom, 130 km NW of epicenter) : I heard some points of the house 'shift' and make a creaking noise (reported through EMSC)  
Kortemark (Belgium, 129 km E of epicenter) : 3s slightly trilling. Wardrobe made noise. (reported through EMSC)  
London (United Kingdom, 99 km W of epicenter) : That was madness. Was enough to wake me up and make my dogs go crazy. (reported through EMSC)  
London (United Kingdom, 99 km W of epicenter) : I felt about four small jerking movements as if someone was nudging the back of the sofa or jumping next to me on a slightly unstable floor. (reported through EMSC)  
Ipswich (United Kingdom, 78 km NW of epicenter) : I'm in a 2nd floor flat. my flat shook, my bed and bedroom furniture all shook. Only for 2 or 3 seconds. Never felt anything like it before. (reported through EMSC)  
Ipswich (United Kingdom, 78 km NW of epicenter) : Woke to shaking for about 20 seconds, wife slept through but baby woke too and cried. (reported through EMSC)  
Ipswich (United Kingdom, 78 km NW of epicenter) : It felt like the whole house just settled (reported through EMSC)  
Ardres (France, 75 km SE of epicenter) : 3:55h in the night in France. Bedrooms ´s wall shaked. Frames too. We woke up. Strange feeling. I live few miles from Calais. I hope everything all right for english people. (reported through EMSC)  
Grays (United Kingdom, 67 km W of epicenter) : Very fast tremor, maybe 2 seconds. The furniture shook. (reported through EMSC)  
Grays (United Kingdom, 67 km W of epicenter) : Didn't fill any movement and was awake herd a sound like thunder that was all (reported through EMSC)  
Grays (United Kingdom, 67 km W of epicenter) : As stated, I was in bed reading when the bed started trembling for 2/3 seconds,nothing violet, more like a gentle but very discernable vibration (reported through EMSC)  
Basildon (United Kingdom, 59 km NW of epicenter) : It was a very quick quake only lasted a couple of seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Basildon (United Kingdom, 59 km NW of epicenter) : There were two tremors. At first I heard the window shake. I thought it must be a big gust of wind, although it hadn't been windy all night! This was followed by my whole bed shaking and the window shaking also for a few seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Basildon (United Kingdom, 59 km NW of epicenter) : House shook from side to side. Woke up from sleep. A friend also felt it in Kent. Currently discussing how terrified we are! (reported through EMSC)  
Great Wigborough (United Kingdom, 56 km NW of epicenter) : Did sound like an explosion. We both woke from the noise and vibration. Our house is very old. Believed something heavy may have landed onto the top floor of the house. Windows rattled, handle on a piece of furniture was rattling for about 5- 6 sec. This (reported through EMSC)  
Aylesford (United Kingdom, 56 km W of epicenter) : Actually had headphones on so heard something but not exactly sure what type of sound, mainly felt it (reported through EMSC)  
Walton on the Naze (United Kingdom, 54 km NW of epicenter) : It lasted about 10 seconds and felt like heavy machinary was driving past the house causing a rumbling feeling but not enough 2 make objects fall (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 53 km W of epicenter) : Middle of the night big band woke.us up then tremors for about 30seconds afterwards (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 53 km W of epicenter) : Sounded like a clap of thunder right above and the birds all started being noisy and took 13 minutes for them to calm down and my dog was acting hyperactive the night before . (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 53 km W of epicenter) : Heard an enormous rumble and bedroom started violently shaking, thought the floor/ ceiling had collapsed! Lasted about 10 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 53 km W of epicenter) : Scary. I shouted but no one else woke up (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 53 km W of epicenter) : There was a very loud noise I thought it might be a bomb going off!! Then then the house shock it was very scary (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 53 km W of epicenter) : That was scary (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 53 km W of epicenter) : Scary! (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 53 km W of epicenter) : Felt like a massive explosion- woke the whole family up in shock with the intense vibrations/rumbling. Seagulls outside went crazy- whole house shook- not good (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 53 km W of epicenter) : Was woken up by the house shaking, it lasted for about 5/8 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 53 km W of epicenter) : birds all started tweeting loudly (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 53 km W of epicenter) : Seems to have woken a lot of people from their sleep ... (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 53 km W of epicenter) : Lasted for around 5 seconds,building shook, birds outside took to the sky (reported through EMSC)  
(United Kingdom, 53 km W of epicenter) : Rumbling noises woke us up (reported through EMSC)  
Frinton-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 52 km NW of epicenter) : Never experienced anything like it in my whole life, the whole place was shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Canvey Island (United Kingdom, 52 km W of epicenter) : The whole house shook, and it was really scarey, as well as frightening me. (reported through EMSC)  
Canvey Island (United Kingdom, 51 km W of epicenter) : Heard a humming sound like a big engine then sounded like something hit my house it shock for a couple of seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Canvey Island (United Kingdom, 51 km W of epicenter) : I felt my bed move which woke me. Very scary! (reported through EMSC)  
Canvey Island (United Kingdom, 51 km W of epicenter) : Whole house shook for a few seconds, woke my daughter, horrible feeling (reported through EMSC)  
Hadleigh (United Kingdom, 51 km NW of epicenter) : we were asleep and it woke both me and my partner up due to the bed moving and things vibrating on the dresser (reported through EMSC)  
High Halstow (United Kingdom, 50 km W of epicenter) : Scary bang, rumble and shaking for about 10 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Gillingham (United Kingdom, 50 km W of epicenter) : House shaking woke me up. (reported through EMSC)  
Gillingham (United Kingdom, 50 km W of epicenter) : My room was shaking. Was scared to death (reported through EMSC)  
Hoo (United Kingdom, 50 km W of epicenter) : Shook the whole house. Only lasted for a few seconds but very scary (reported through EMSC)  
Clacton-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 48 km NW of epicenter) : Woke up to the house shaking. Everyone else in the house is still asleep so I thought I was dreaming! Clearly not (reported through EMSC)  
Clacton-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 48 km NW of epicenter) : There was a noise which seemed like a door being slammed really hard and the room seemed to jolt. The only noise from animals came from a pheasant which was calling. (reported through EMSC)  
Clacton-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 48 km NW of epicenter) : I am deaf so possibly am more sensitive to vibrations. It only lasted a few seconds but it felt like the building moved. It felt like there was a low rumbling (reported through EMSC)  
Clacton-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 48 km NW of epicenter) : I was awoken to loud rumbling and shaking at around 3:30 am (reported through EMSC)  
Southminster (United Kingdom, 45 km NW of epicenter) : Barely noticeable... and at around 2:55am most people would have slept through it (reported through EMSC)  
Southminster (United Kingdom, 45 km NW of epicenter) : Barely noticeable... and at around 2:55am most people would have slept through it (reported through EMSC)  
Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 44 km NW of epicenter) : The tremor woke me up - felt as if someone had given the house a big shove. (reported through EMSC)  
Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 44 km NW of epicenter) : Vigorous short shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 44 km NW of epicenter) : A very low rumble and then it was almost like the sofa jumped. Over in a second but scared me. (reported through EMSC)  
Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 44 km NW of epicenter) : Definite shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 44 km NW of epicenter) : Just shaking light moving and shower fell off holder. (reported through EMSC)  
Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 44 km NW of epicenter) : At around 3 o'clock in the morning I experienced the feeling of my bed and wardrobe violently shaking. As I was already awake at this time, it was incredibly alarming to me. At the time all I could think of was that there was a ghost or poltergeist in my (reported through EMSC)  
Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 44 km NW of epicenter) : Jerky Shaking from East tu West for about 5 seconds. Was awake at the time. The concrete floor vibrated and the fish tank sloshed around. Pretty far from epicentre so must have been strong. Think was a low deep sound. Was hard to tell. Had a ringing in my (reported through EMSC)  
Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 44 km NW of epicenter) : House moved and woke us up (reported through EMSC)  
Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom, 44 km NW of epicenter) : It happened about 02:53 and woke me as the bed/house felt like it was shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Newington (United Kingdom, 42 km W of epicenter) : It woke me from my sleep which is unusual (slept through the hurricane of '87), heard a massive boom and the whole house shook for a few seconds, was left wondering what the hell was that! Remember looking at the clock and it was around 3 am (reported through EMSC)  
Newington (United Kingdom, 42 km W of epicenter) : my house was shaking, it woke me up! (reported through EMSC)  
Sittingbourne (United Kingdom, 38 km W of epicenter) : Well that freaked me out! Woke me and half the town up!! (reported through EMSC)  
Sittingbourne (United Kingdom, 38 km W of epicenter) : Whole house shook, enough to wake everyone and get us out of bed (reported through EMSC)  
Sittingbourne (United Kingdom, 38 km W of epicenter) : There was a fleeting feeling of disorientation and unreality - of being off-balance, accompanied by a distinct rumbling sound. (reported through EMSC)  
Sittingbourne (United Kingdom, 38 km W of epicenter) : I can continue to hear pops, creeks and bangs on the ground floor of the house and outside. several car alarms were set off. My computer screen moved and i was moved in my chair. (reported through EMSC)  
Sittingbourne (United Kingdom, 38 km W of epicenter) : Woke up as the bed was shaking scared the life out of me :( (reported through EMSC)  
Sittingbourne (United Kingdom, 38 km W of epicenter) : shaking wardrobe doors woke me up (reported through EMSC)  
Iwade (United Kingdom, 38 km W of epicenter) : Was lying awake when it happened. I thought a car had hit the house or the Montgomery had gone up (reported through EMSC)  
Ashford (United Kingdom, 37 km SW of epicenter) : Woke me up. Wooden blinds in bedroom were rattling. Ashford kent (reported through EMSC)  
Ashford (United Kingdom, 36 km SW of epicenter) : Woke up to hear strong vibration from objects in room for about 20 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Sheerness (United Kingdom, 36 km W of epicenter) : Felt house shake or move for a few seconds. House felt like was bending slightly, bed moved about an inch from original position and cupboard doors were opening and closing. Weird sensational but no major damage caused. (reported through EMSC)  
Willesborough (United Kingdom, 36 km SW of epicenter) : I thought the front door had been slammed like when the wind catches an open door! I could feel shaking! (reported through EMSC)  
Rodmersham (United Kingdom, 35 km W of epicenter) : The ground shook for about 30secs to a minute. The shaking and the noise of the house shaking seemed to build like a crescendo. It did not seemingly cause damage but was enough to wake us up and question what was it that was shaking the house. We have nev (reported through EMSC)  
Willesborough (United Kingdom, 35 km SW of epicenter) : I was sleeping and my whole bed shook. A few pictures fell off my wall and there was a load rumbling noise. It woke me up. (reported through EMSC)  
Lynsted (United Kingdom, 34 km W of epicenter) : Was half asleep, felt the house shake and jumped out of bed. Thort I might have been dreaming at first untill other people in the house got up. (reported through EMSC)  
Kennington (United Kingdom, 34 km SW of epicenter) : HAppened at 2.52 am but at 3.20 heard loud bang ( boom) outside after the tremor (reported through EMSC)  
Kennington (United Kingdom, 34 km SW of epicenter) : Lasted about 30 seconds. We're a three storey town house. I felt it in the bedroom I'm up with baby for night feed. The bed swayed and room was juddering (reported through EMSC)  
Kennington (United Kingdom, 34 km SW of epicenter) : The house started to shake frightening experience wasnt sure what was going on thought something was going to hit the house (reported through EMSC)  
Minster on Sea (United Kingdom, 34 km W of epicenter) : Bed shook felt like whole house shifted but weirdly silent (reported through EMSC)  
Minster on Sea (United Kingdom, 34 km W of epicenter) : Was woken from sleep from a rocking motion. Birds chirping loudly too. (reported through EMSC)  
Minster on Sea (United Kingdom, 34 km W of epicenter) : Just a few seconds of house shaking! (reported through EMSC)  
Minster on Sea (United Kingdom, 34 km W of epicenter) : Loud rumbling noise, sounded like a LGV in the garden and the whole house shook, woke myself and husband up but the dogs didn't stir... (reported through EMSC)  
Folkestone (United Kingdom, 32 km S of epicenter) : Scared this timr (reported through EMSC)  
Folkestone (United Kingdom, 32 km S of epicenter) : I thought someone had hit my house and was scared to get up (reported through EMSC)  
Folkestone (United Kingdom, 32 km S of epicenter) : Felt at around 02.55. Whole house shaking woke us up. (reported through EMSC)  
Folkestone (United Kingdom, 32 km S of epicenter) : Bedside table rocked very gently. We had an earthquake here before, this was very mild compared to that (reported through EMSC)  
Folkestone (United Kingdom, 32 km S of epicenter) : It felt like the house was on jelly (reported through EMSC)  
Painters Forstal (United Kingdom, 30 km W of epicenter) : Woken by a shake, a pause, thinking it was a lorry, then shaking intensifies that I thought a bomb was going off. Dark room alone, room and bed was shaking, 5 secs later it stopped. left disorientated. (reported through EMSC)  
Hastingleigh (United Kingdom, 29 km SW of epicenter) : up to max 10 second duration, I was awake and reading in bed. I doubt it would have woken me. (reported through EMSC)  
Lyminge (United Kingdom, 29 km SW of epicenter) : One tremor (reported through EMSC)  
Hawkinge (United Kingdom, 28 km S of epicenter) : It shit me up (reported through EMSC)  
Faversham (United Kingdom, 27 km W of epicenter) : Room shaking, freaky stuff!! (reported through EMSC)  
Faversham (United Kingdom, 27 km W of epicenter) : Bed shook for about 2 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Faversham (United Kingdom, 27 km W of epicenter) : The whole house was shaking, it cant have lasted much longer than a few minutes (reported through EMSC)  
Faversham (United Kingdom, 27 km W of epicenter) : Woke me up, and I sleep though anything normally (reported through EMSC)  
Faversham (United Kingdom, 27 km W of epicenter) : initial rumble abated then returned for a couple of seconds, most of the house shifting sound came from above on the first floor (reported through EMSC)  
Faversham (United Kingdom, 27 km W of epicenter) : house shook no one else woke up i expect they won't believe me when i tell them (reported through EMSC)  
Faversham (United Kingdom, 27 km W of epicenter) : computer desk shook shaking the lamp. My chair shook slightly and a faint rumbling sound heard (reported through EMSC)  
Dover (United Kingdom, 26 km S of epicenter) : Thought a large truck / bus was going past outside then others in the house got telephoned about earthquake... wasn't a truck then eh? In Dover for this one but wasn't as big as the Folkestone 'quake a few years ago. Now waiting for "The Big One"! ; o) (reported through EMSC)  
Dover (United Kingdom, 26 km S of epicenter) : Scared me to bits and I usually don't even wake up through anything but this woke me up I am now terrorised and can't sleep as I also felt the 6.9 earthquake in kefalonia Greece last year!!! (reported through EMSC)  
Dover (United Kingdom, 26 km S of epicenter) : My bed was shaking and it was noisy. (reported through EMSC)  
Dover (United Kingdom, 26 km S of epicenter) : Felt like something had run round my bed and shook the bed frame... i thought there was something in the house, then realised it must've been a little quake. . (reported through EMSC)  
Dover (United Kingdom, 26 km S of epicenter) : It was the noise of it coming.......that woke me seconds before the house shook.... (reported through EMSC)  
Dover (United Kingdom, 26 km S of epicenter) : I felt a shake starting so woke up and then felt the entire house shake never felt anything like it before! (reported through EMSC)  
Dover (United Kingdom, 26 km S of epicenter) : Hope it doesn't come back! (reported through EMSC)  
Dover (United Kingdom, 26 km S of epicenter) : My bed wash shaking good at least for 5 -7 seconds. The birds went coko (reported through EMSC)  
Dover (United Kingdom, 26 km S of epicenter) : Was Fast asleep and woken up by the house shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Dover (United Kingdom, 26 km S of epicenter) : Woke at 2.57 to the house and bed shaking - scary stuff! (reported through EMSC)  
Dover (United Kingdom, 26 km S of epicenter) : Did not last long but shook the bed enough to wake me up (reported through EMSC)  
Dover (United Kingdom, 26 km S of epicenter) : woke me up as the whole room shook... (reported through EMSC)  
Stelling Minnis (United Kingdom, 25 km SW of epicenter) : Would have held on to something if I'd been standing up (reported through EMSC)  
Dover (United Kingdom, 24 km S of epicenter) : We were woken up as we felt the house shake and heard the roof creak for a few seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Saint Margaret's at Cliffe (United Kingdom, 24 km S of epicenter) : Bit scary (reported through EMSC)  
Old Wives Lees (United Kingdom, 24 km SW of epicenter) : \certainly awake and in right place ... sitting on loo (reported through EMSC)  
Dover (United Kingdom, 24 km S of epicenter) : Dover just been hit. Will there be another one?? (reported through EMSC)  
Boughton-under-Blean (United Kingdom, 23 km W of epicenter) : Sounded like an explosion! (reported through EMSC)  
Boughton-under-Blean (United Kingdom, 23 km W of epicenter) : My bed shook (reported through EMSC)  
Whitfield (United Kingdom, 23 km S of epicenter) : We were all asleep the whole house shook it woke everyone up (reported through EMSC)  
Whitfield (United Kingdom, 23 km S of epicenter) : Woke me up with bed shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Whitfield (United Kingdom, 23 km S of epicenter) : Just felt a light earthquake (reported through EMSC)  
Whitfield (United Kingdom, 23 km S of epicenter) : My dog's behaviour on her walk yesterday was very unusual with her staying very close. I heard the rumble and felt the house shake at 02:52. Woke me up. (reported through EMSC)  
Lydden (United Kingdom, 22 km S of epicenter) : Woken up by the sound of furniture shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Dunkirk (United Kingdom, 22 km W of epicenter) : Felt very different to the 2007 earthquake. In that one, it felt like the entire house slid from side to side. In this one, the house just shook for about 5 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Kingsdown (United Kingdom, 21 km SE of epicenter) : Was a very stage low fequency noise followed by the whole house shaking like mad for 10-15 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Kingsdown (United Kingdom, 21 km SE of epicenter) : Strong shaking. Rabbit went mental just before. A few things on my desk wobbled. Lampshade swung a bit. (reported through EMSC)  
Chartham (United Kingdom, 21 km SW of epicenter) : Slow rumbling that built up (reported through EMSC)  
Chartham (United Kingdom, 21 km SW of epicenter) : Slight shaking of house (reported through EMSC)  
Chartham (United Kingdom, 21 km SW of epicenter) : Movement woke me up; had stopped by the time I was awake. (reported through EMSC)  
Chartham (United Kingdom, 21 km SW of epicenter) : Crazy earthquake in Chartham downs in Canterbury...we live in the water tower which shook rather hard for about ten seconds.thought I'd gone crazy! Glad to see I'm not the only freaked out person....earquake (22/05/15) at 3:53,I'm curious to know what it (reported through EMSC)  
Shepherdswell (United Kingdom, 19 km S of epicenter) : Woke us up. Deep rumble and shaking of house. (reported through EMSC)  
Walmer (United Kingdom, 19 km SE of epicenter) : Loud boom woke me up, followed by 5-10 seconds of shaking, with a loud rumbling noise. (reported through EMSC)  
Walmer (United Kingdom, 19 km SE of epicenter) : felt less noisy than previous one in 2007, but time of the day was different. (reported through EMSC)  
Walmer (United Kingdom, 19 km SE of epicenter) : Began at 2:51. Lasted approximately ten seconds. Came to a crescendo as house shook and ornaments rattled. Woke me up. Similar experiences by friends commented on Facebook as far as Canterbury 20 miles away. (reported through EMSC)  
Walmer (United Kingdom, 19 km SE of epicenter) : It sounded like all the central heating pipes were banging together. I've just had a new heating system installed and thought it was going to blow up. Quite thankful when I found out it was an earthquake (reported through EMSC)  
Walmer (United Kingdom, 19 km SE of epicenter) : It felt like a deep boom and 5 out of 6 of our family who were sleeping woke up. (reported through EMSC)  
Walmer (United Kingdom, 19 km SE of epicenter) : ground under feet seemed to move like jelly for a second or two and then the very loud rumble came through the house a if there had been an explosion or house callaping (reported through EMSC)  
Walmer (United Kingdom, 19 km SE of epicenter) : Have felt an earthquake in Greece before and it felt stronger but did not last as long. It also felt worse than the last one in Folkestone. (reported through EMSC)  
Walmer (United Kingdom, 19 km SE of epicenter) : I have felt similar on a couple of ocassions in just months not as strong well the last one not far off this 4.3, seeing stuff move put the wind up me slightly i can say mildly, pole shift in the midst ! Lol, no really! (reported through EMSC)  
Barham (United Kingdom, 19 km SW of epicenter) : Very faint,but enough to wake me up and know what it was. (reported through EMSC)  
Upper Harbledown (United Kingdom, 19 km SW of epicenter) : That was so weird. Whole house shook. Woken out of sleep. (reported through EMSC)  
Eythorne (United Kingdom, 18 km S of epicenter) : Woke up to the House shaking lightly for about 3o seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : It confused me at first as to what was going on as I was fast asleep. I could feel the house shaking and thought a car had driven into the house. It was only after it had stopped and the sea gulls kicked up a fuss I realised it must have been a quake. A v (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : House shook very scary (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : Just woke me up at 3am ish felt like something shaking my bed and there were a few things falling of the walls. Nothing major, everyone is ok. (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : Woke me up from a deep sleep. Pretty much whole town has taken to social media! (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : Woke up to bed ratting, radiator making horrible noises and dog barking! Soo scared (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : Partner woke me up! I'm afraid I may not have actually felt it otherwise........He said he heard a loud rumble and then when he woke me, the whole house was shaking and our bed was shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : Yolo (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : There was a loud bang beforehand, I think. That's what woke me up and them it started shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : Scared the hell out of me, thought a plane was crashing into my house (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : Bit of a boom like a rumble of thunder then the house shook for 7-10 seconds maybe. Was rough to start..... Afterwards all the seagulls/birds started squawking and dogs barking etc!!!! (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : The rumbling was loud, the actual shaking of the house lasted for no more than a second, at first I thought the house had been struck by a lorry or other large object. I do not know of there has been any damage as it is the middle of the night. I hope ev (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : The Hole house was shaking, it was a 4.5 (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : Thought something had crashed into building at first. Social media is great sometimes, knew we weren't going crazy! (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : Haven't had a chance to look outside yet. Would expect a few tiles etc. to have moved (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : There was a loud explosion which sounded like a bomb going off followed by about 3 seconds of rumbling (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : Both my husband and I woke up to shaking of the house and what sounded like an explosion. This was followed by all the seagulls squalking loudly going mad. It was really freaky and I am still quite shaken from it. (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : It was around 2am it sounded like a heavy train waa gping by and my sliding wardrobe doors were rattling.the birds.got startled and started tweeting. Very scary. (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : Actually woke me up while i was in bed i could gear things in room shaking and could feel it but then was gone (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : Lasted a few seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : That was quite a scary feeling, I'm 31 and that's the first earthquake I have ever heard or felt.. Im just glad it was small and everyone in the Kent area is OK. (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : I'm a heavy sleeper, I woke up absolutely petrified, my ears are ringing (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : house shook birds were going mental (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : Heard a loud bang (like thunder),then shortly after a short but strong vibration hit the house. I ran to my dad In a panic ,he told me to stay calm .we went down stairs to see if everyone else Sore or felt it . (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : Woke my wife and I up from our beds (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : The house shook for about 5 seconds in the middle of the night. Was woken by the tremor as it was happening. (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 18 km SE of epicenter) : First time I've ever experienced one. House shook, cats went bonkers and seagulls too! (reported through EMSC)  
Harbledown (United Kingdom, 17 km SW of epicenter) : Woke me up. Shop me awake in bed. Maybe 3 seconds skating. (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 17 km SE of epicenter) : Woke me up! scared (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : I literally shat myself. thankyou planet earth! (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : Woken by the noise of the house shaking. The seagulls started to screech (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : It wake me up and the house was shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : I was sat on the side of my bed, it felt like someone had jumped on the bed behind me. I was shocked, at first I thought it was the neighbours cat coming in the window and jumping on the bed (though it would've needed to be extremely heavy for a cat), the (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : Woke me up, whole house was shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : The bed shook (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : Woken up by floor and bed moving for a couple of minutes. Lots of bird noise outside. (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : The whole house shook. My bed was shaking from underneath and the bedroom cupboards banged open! I am sure I heard a noise too but cannot be sure. (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : The sound of my sliding doors vibrating woke me up (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : House started shaking and loud noise frightened the life out of me but son slept through it (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : Felt like the room moved left but it didnt. Weird. (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : Heard a loud rumble first and then the whole house shook and bed and wardrobe moved from side to side for about 7 seconds followed by a low rumble (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : The house shook and a rumbly noise woke husband and dog (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : Woke up the bed was vibrating then started to shake there was a noise as well. (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : I felt orinments move...my dog barked and was aditatied. (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : We woke up. We felt a wave pass through the building slightly shaking the structure and contents. It was very quiet for quarter of an hour afterwards before we heard birds singing again. (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : Whole house shook and paintings rattled.against walls. (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : Sounded like a large ĺorry drove past & doorshook. (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : House shook for a few seconds . Dog freaked out and now have a bird sitting outside bathroom window. All awake now as we all feel very uneasy. (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : Myself & Partner woken from sleep... Very frightening!! (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : We felt bed shake which woke us, ornaments rattle and a rumbling noise outside. No damage (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : Bed shook us awake. (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : Woke me up, thought there had been some kind of impact and something was falling off the roof, house trembled for a few seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : Rumbling sound, kind of "rolling" motion. (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 17 km W of epicenter) : Woke me up - could feel and hear it coming then the house shook. I experienced an earthquake in LA once but this was scarier - maybe because I could hear it as well as feel it and because it woke me up and I experienced it alone. Needed to check online to (reported through EMSC)  
Tilmanstone (United Kingdom, 17 km S of epicenter) : Confused and still scared! (reported through EMSC)  
Deal (United Kingdom, 17 km SE of epicenter) : Very scary, building shook and the lights were flickering. The birds were very noisey! (reported through EMSC)  
Ileden Cottages (United Kingdom, 17 km SW of epicenter) : Woke everyone in the house apart from our 3 year old! Took a while to register what it was and had to check facebook/twitter to confirm it! (reported through EMSC)  
Whitstable (United Kingdom, 16 km W of epicenter) : It scared the $**t out of me! I hope we don't get anymore! (reported through EMSC)  
Bridge (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : I woke up with a start, I must have been very deeply asleep. Lovely to find this site & confirm I didn't dream it. Quite disturbing, I think sleep may elude me for a while yet. (reported through EMSC)  
Bridge (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : I must have been very deeply asleep & it woke me up. I looked it up online & was pleased to discover I had not dreamt it. Quite dramatic & more disturbing than I would have imagined. (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Woke me up. Not impressed. Although better than than the cats. (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Scared now (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Violent shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : It felt as though the building moved (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Windows shook like a quiet explosion outside. (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Strong shaking in the house for around 30 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Lasted 4 to 6 seconds, felt like the building was 'bouncing'. My angle-poise lamp shook quite noticeably. The magnitude seemed equivalent to or a bit bigger than a 4.3 that I experienced in California. (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Never felt one before, but felt like the building shook from side to side which was a little noisy., then there were little after tremors..main shaking lasted about 7-10 seconds, tremors on and off for 2 min, (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Was at work sat at Hotel reception desk and there was a strange hum lasting 5 seconds then ceiling light fitting and walls creaked and felt a short tremor through the seat lasting 2 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Canterbury,UK. Noted time as 02:55. I didn't feel any sideways motion, more like a 'bouncing' or up/down 'wobble' similar to a heavy vehicle, dustbin lorry etc but much stronger. There was a rumbling noise but it seemed to me that it was the sound of thin (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Has made birds noisy outside (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : I thought someone had hit my house, there were two thumps and all the seagulls went into a panic. I ran downstairs to see if there had been an actual impact. My son woke up as he felt it rock the house. It was the strangest feeling. (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Anything to do with this solar flare darkness we are about to plunge into? (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Woke me up- thought I was hallucinating! Rumbling, house shaking. Very strange. (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : It was noisy and felt tremors shaking the house. (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : It all went a bit wibbly wobbly and spilt me bloody tea. (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Woke us up (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : My dog woke us all up going nuts barking a couple of minutes before it hit, it deffinately seemed like she sensed it coming. She never barks like that at night. (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Started with light vibrations like when a truck drives by, followed by 5 seconds or so of what feels like the house being pushed in one direction with a sustained rumble/explosion sound coming from the ground. (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Two big jolts. House shook each time. (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : I thought i was dreaming. My waldrobe door swung open :-( (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : A wooden door frame of house moved askew. (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : The doors on my wardrobe rattled and my bed too . (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Was reasonable, but could do with more shaking and explosions, 2/10 (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Woke up just before to my cats freaking out. First heard a bang then the bed started shaking. Fairly strong for a country that rarely experiences any earthquakes (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Felt the bed shake and heard low rumbling sound. (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 16 km SW of epicenter) : Doors rattled. Building shook and beds moved. Few seconds. No bird song. (reported through EMSC)  
Aylesham (United Kingdom, 16 km S of epicenter) : It Woke Us Up! My Husband Said Iit Was A Mail Train As We Live Near A Train Line, Until Our Daughter Confirmed It By All Of Her Twitter Feeds, It's The 1st One My Hubby & I Have Experienced,But Our Girls Experienced The Last One Where We Missed It Due To (reported through EMSC)  
Canterbury (United Kingdom, 15 km SW of epicenter) : Round my partners and about ten to three this morning the whole block of flats moved quite fierce time to go to the toilet did not like it but how lucky are we when Nepal has been destroyed (reported through EMSC)  
Chestfield (United Kingdom, 14 km W of epicenter) : Woke felt like someone pushing bed and picture on wall made huge banging noise awful experience loud noise and very scary (reported through EMSC)  
Eastry (United Kingdom, 13 km S of epicenter) : Lasted a few seconds. Strong enough to wake me and the wife up. (reported through EMSC)  
Broadstairs (United Kingdom, 12 km E of epicenter) : Woken by noise and vibration. Bedroom appeared fuzzy due to the vibration. Stopped after about 10s. Seagulls outside started squawking despite the darkness. Wife also woken but not our 9 year old son. No apparent damage. (reported through EMSC)  
Broadstairs (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : I was trying to sleep by watching a horror film and it was at 2:50 am ,I felt Al of sudden the building was shaking and I was so nervous and scared because I didn't know what to do then ,so I text most of my friends to know whether they felt the same and (reported through EMSC)  
Broadstairs (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Whole house shook for several minutes, woke me up as the bed shook so violently, and the cat was really scared too. (reported through EMSC)  
Broadstairs (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Occurred in the middle of the night. I awoke feeling as though a train was going right past the house, even though there is not a railway line close to the house. (reported through EMSC)  
Broadstairs (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Whole house shook massive bang. Scary (reported through EMSC)  
Broadstairs (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : There was a Big Bang and everything shook! It woke me up ! (reported through EMSC)  
Broadstairs (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Birds flying around and making noise (reported through EMSC)  
Broadstairs (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Noticeable shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Broadstairs (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Seagulls went mad. Flying in circles and loud squeaking. Settled and quiet now 20 minutes later . I have a bad headache but that might just be shock! Quake appeared to be side to side with loud low rumbling not bomb-like bang. (reported through EMSC)  
Broadstairs (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Whole house rumbled for several seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Broadstairs (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : I thought it was a big truck going past but then it went on for too long for it to be a truck. I heard it for about 5 seconds after I woke up but people online are saying it lasted 10 (reported through EMSC)  
Broadstairs (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : there was a chorus from birds directly after the earthquake then all went quiet again. (reported through EMSC)  
Broadstairs (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : I ex perished an earthquake in Greece whilst on holiday and that was a lot worse, moving furniture, tremors, people running outside and property damage. This one was loud rumble and then a violent shake to the bungalow. Scary stuff for this part of Kent. (reported through EMSC)  
Woodnesborough (United Kingdom, 11 km S of epicenter) : Woke me up it was very scary (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Very loud, and very quick, I didn't even know what it was, I though a plain had crashed near us it was that loud, I'm surprice it didn't wake everyone up, had car alarms going of and heard a lot of dogs barking, very weird never had anything like it befor (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : So strange (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Rumbling sound we were asleep woke myself and husband up, buildings shook we knew straight away it was earthquake. Strange and a bit frightening. (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Over the past few weeks at school we have been hearing loud bangs and small shakes. This may not be linked but important still. And I'm quite a heavy sleeper and this woke me up statist away and got my parents out of bed and looking around the house. (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Lasted 3 - 5 seconds extremley loud bang. About half hour before the earthquake there was a surreal feeling with the birds unsettled as if it was sunrise or a storms approaching. (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : The sound of the boom it made woke me with a shock, i thought a car had smashed through my house it was so loud. My room was vibrating immensly for about 10 seconds Everything was rattling loudly. I cld see the objects in my room shaking. My dog barked an (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : not at moment (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : It didn't last long, but was frightening (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : The whole house shook, which woke me up. Q10. I live on the coast and the seagulls had all taken flight and were making a noise. This happened just before 3am GMT. (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : lasted about 8 seconds, loud, low rumbling sound as entire house shook. Sky thick with seagulls screaming their alarm, settled very quickly. (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Rotational effects of P and S waves combining was distinctly felt. Short duration of effect. (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : I thought It was an explosion, my bed was shaking and I grabbed hold of the other half. Windows rattles and wardrobe handles were the last thing to stop shaking. Seagulls went berserk. My dogs didn't. (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : My house is about 5km from the reported epicentre in Cliftonville. I was sitting at a desk. The noise was like a muffled explosion (e.g. a bomb - I did experience the 1973 Old Bailey bombing from about half a mile away) and the sensation was a slight ve (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Woken by a loud noise and bed vibrating. Thought Boiler had blown up or maroon set off in relation to operation dynamo anniversary. Gulls disturbed. Books fell to floor from cabinet. Photo fell off shelf landed about 4 feet away. Does not appear to have c (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : It shook the whole house and lasted approx 30-40 seconds mild but scary (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Brought me out my sleep whole bed/house was shaking all the street came out didn't know what it was very scary stuff - still can't sleep. Seagulls went crazy! Dogs kids n partner slept through it. The sound was like a rumbling .. Hope no one was affected (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Very loud rumberling noise shaking of the house vibrating when noise passed through (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Wake up 3am deels shaking all big house (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : I awoke just before and there was an initial very loud bang in the distance followed by rumbling which shook the house (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Loud boom and vibration woke me from a deep sleep - cat went crazy (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : was woken by bed shaking, thing on bedside table rattling, (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : Frightened the pants off of me! Was Like being woken up to Garry Glitter jumping on the bed listening to drum & bass at 3am in the morning....even the cat jumped out of the window to save it's self, poor little git forgot we live on the 12th floor! (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 11 km E of epicenter) : First, I have experienced very many quakes, including a 7.1. This did not seem like just a quake, but something big happening which caused a quake. House shook so bad I thought it may collapse. Shock lasted only 2 seconds or so. Lights which were off came (reported through EMSC)  
Herne Bay (United Kingdom, 10 km W of epicenter) : Woke up and the whole house was shaking probably not for even a whole minute but scared the hell out of me as on my own didn't like it not for one second (reported through EMSC)  
Herne Bay (United Kingdom, 10 km W of epicenter) : Woke both me and my husband up. House was shaking making wardrobe doors rattle. (reported through EMSC)  
Herne Bay (United Kingdom, 10 km W of epicenter) : Was woken up at about 0255 , house was shaking , I could here things moving up in the loft , it lasted about 10 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Herne Bay (United Kingdom, 10 km W of epicenter) : So I was laying in bed, but just dosing after feeling really sick during the night. Being a teen I always go on my social media before I sleep. I remember I was on snapchat or something at about 2:30am. I put my phone down at roughly 2:40am and was trying (reported through EMSC)  
Herne Bay (United Kingdom, 10 km W of epicenter) : Woke me up, scared the shit outa me then left. (reported through EMSC)  
Herne Bay (United Kingdom, 10 km W of epicenter) : Only that I was woken up to the bed shaking and the windows and doors creaking (reported through EMSC)  
Herne Bay (United Kingdom, 10 km W of epicenter) : Woke up with bed shaking and heard rumbling noise. Got up looked out, but nothing obvious. Then saw all the news on Facebook. (reported through EMSC)  
Herne Bay (United Kingdom, 10 km W of epicenter) : The House shook heard a deep rumble at same time estimate around 5 seconds daration. Not heard any other confirmations have just turned BBC news on TV to see if anything comes up. (reported through EMSC)  
Herne Bay (United Kingdom, 10 km W of epicenter) : Not sure if damage will look today (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 10 km E of epicenter) : My bedroom shook it was scary. (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 10 km E of epicenter) : 8 seconds.. enough to wake me up. Serious vibration. Felt like the floor moves from side to side like a wobble. (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 9 km E of epicenter) : Whole house shook, rumbling noise, floor seemed to be moving. (reported through EMSC)  
Herne Bay (United Kingdom, 9 km W of epicenter) : I literally have felt my bed shaking. Scary. (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 9 km E of epicenter) : Here in Thanet , at Nethercourt house shook at 03.05am this morning (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 9 km E of epicenter) : Being the middle of the night, it was quite a shock to be woken up with a shaking and a rumbling (reported through EMSC)  
Ramsgate (United Kingdom, 9 km E of epicenter) : The house was shaking and I was home alone so got quite shaken up. The thrill was great though, my cat didn't really seem to care. (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 9 km E of epicenter) : Was sleep and just heard a bang then the house shock. Now I freaking out. (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 9 km NE of epicenter) : cant tell what or if theres any damage as its so late at night and dark but all the seagulls and birds were making terrible noise during and after the shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 9 km NE of epicenter) : Woke me from a deep sleep. I thought I was still dreaming...very confused, wasn't sure what to do! (reported through EMSC)  
Margate (United Kingdom, 9 km NE of epicenter) : Woken by loud unusual noise and things shaking (reported through EMSC)  
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