|ORIGIN TIME||07:33:50.6 UTC|
Todays earthquake occurred at 07:33 UTC with a magnitude of 3.2 ML. The epicentre was 6 km south of Cockermouth and 12 km east of Workington. We have received over 50 reports of the earthquake being felt from people. Most of these are close to the epicentre and in the nearby towns of Whitehaven and Workington. The intensity of the shaking was generally weak or moderate, enough to cause windows and objects to rattle. No damage is expected from an earthquake of this size. Reports of this event being felt have came from Whitehaven, Workington, Frizington, Distington, Thornthwaite, Grasmere, Kendal, Cockermouth, Flimby and Keswick, Cumbria. The reports described, “like something had hit the house”, “heard a rumble approaching then the house shook for a brief few seconds” and “bedroom floor shook as did the bed as if someone was jumping around”.