Three aftershocks strike today after tremor hits Swansea in Wales

It was felt around the west of England and Wales.

A 4.4-magnitude natural disaster shook South Wales Saturday, rattling buildings and startling residents throughout the coastal towns where quakes are uncommon.

More than 4,000 reported the tremor in the first hour with the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, with students at Swansea University evacuated after the quake struck.

Seismologist Stephen Hicks said earthquakes like today's tend to occur in the United Kingdom once every two to seven years.

The British Geological Survey said the tremor had a 4.4 magnitude, with a depth of 7.4km, and the epicentre was about 20km north of Swansea.

Many took to Twitter to share their experiences as well.

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There have been no reports of injuries or serious damage but South Wales Police said it received 205 calls in the 15 minutes after the quake happened.

A spokesman for the BGS said: "It was a reasonably-sized natural disaster".

The natural disaster was the largest one felt in the area since a 5.2-magnitude quake in 2008, the BBC reported.

Britain's biggest natural disaster in ten years has reportedly been felt from Cornwall to Liverpool.

One said: 'Wtf! My house just shook! "We hoped that you had a surprisingly "earth moving" experience!"