Kent is “hit” by a 4.2 magnitude earthquake, and the subsequent media explosion is greeted by mockery online.
— Ben Stanbury (@Ben_Stanbury) May 22, 2015
The earthquake struck at 1.52am near Ramsgate, in Kent, and there have been no reports of structural damage or any injuries – though residents have said buildings shook as tremors hit.
The UN has warned that aid workers are now in a “race against time” in Nepal, which was hit by two major earthquakes over the course of a month, before the monsoon season begins bringing the threat of landslides and disruption to efforts to reach communities.
The BGS said it had received 400 reports from people saying they “felt” the earthquake. People reported windows shaking, “a strong juddering” and car alarms going off, the BGS said.
Many of the tweets were posts joking about the damage inflicted by the earthquake and promising that “We Will Rebuild”. Some of our favourite examples are below:
— Flumps Flumpton (@FlumpsFlumpton) May 22, 2015
— .. (@lewksgurl) May 22, 2015
— Sam O’Brien (@samobrien32) May 22, 2015
— Raedwald Uffinga (@Raedwald) May 22, 2015