An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 struck Scarborough off the North Yorkshire coast on Tuesday night and whilst it was the biggest earthquake to hit Britain in almost a decade, most residents didn’t feel a thing…
Of course that led to people taking to social media to react to the incident and even had the hashtag #prayforscarborough trending on Twitter, amongst some rather sarcastic memes.
See the best reactions below:
Harrowing images of Scarborough Castle following the 3.9 earthquake tonight. Hard to believe that, only yesterday, this was a Travelodge. pic.twitter.com/zRyR9ISt4r— Carl Jones (@CarlDJones) 3 January 2017
Earthquake detected off Scarborough coastline. Local reports are that there could be up to £1.2m in improvements made to the sea front— Kev (@Super_Kev81) 3 January 2017
3.9 earthquake off the coast of Scarborough, hope everyone is alright! pic.twitter.com/0qDKvc3wDb— Dan Smallbone (@DanSmallbone) 3 January 2017
Just heard scarborough earthquake caused 11.50 worth of damage— Joe Mcmahon (@josephm99872595) 3 January 2017
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The recent earthquake was the biggest to hit the UK since February 2008 when a 5.2 magnitude tremor was reported in Lincolnshire.