An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale was recorded off the coast of Kent, United Kingdom. Local residents were apparently awoken by the tremor, with most taking to social media to mock the ‘devastation’.
No serious reports of damage have been reported.
The full effects of the earthquake last night are only just being realised. #KentEarthquakepic.twitter.com/x5YtS44jxC
— Kyle (@kylegvl) May 22, 2015
Scenes of utter devastation here #staysafe#KentEarthquakepic.twitter.com/bt3oRniXAr
— Sam O'Brien (@samobrien32) May 22, 2015
"An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale has hit Kent - causing widespread mild peril and sending patio chairs scattering."
— Thomas Parker (@TomParker) May 22, 2015
Dreadful scenes emerging from the #KentEarthquakepic.twitter.com/KME3B71VJi
— Lord Skip VC (@LordSkipVC) May 22, 2015
As the aftermath of the #KentEarthquake is revealed the clean up operation is expected to reach tens of pounds pic.twitter.com/gj7z8N7FWc
— Cruel Coppinger (@Cruel_Coppinger) May 22, 2015
— Ken Guy (@kenguy65) May 22, 2015
There was an earthquake in Kent and it spawned some great Twitter jokes http://t.co/hqVDlYjtMR#KentEarthquakepic.twitter.com/JA4kHcZxDq
— i100 (@thei100) May 22, 2015
Latest pictures of the earthquake devastation in Kent #prayforkentpic.twitter.com/7Xr0qSmGVP
— The Poke (@ThePoke) May 22, 2015
@block9rowz Hope you are all ok after the #KentEarthquakepic.twitter.com/Q7wBpCnddL
— Dave Keegan (@david64k) May 22, 2015