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Magnitude 1.5 earthquake recorded near Shropshire-Staffordshire border

A mini earthquake happened near Newport earlier this week it has been confirmed.

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Picture: Open Street Map

The British Geological Survey says that a magnitude 1.5 quake was recorded 7 km under an area near Puleston Hill, off the Chester Road, at 5.43pm on Wednesday .

Such small quakes are reasonably common across the UK and this one happened in a rural area near the River Meese.

Picture: British Geological Survey

Anyone who thinks they felt it can record the fact here on the BGS website.