PEOPLE across the county felt tremors as an earthquake struck in Swansea.

The earthquake of 4.4 magnitude according to The British Geological Survey affected people across Worcestershire, with some readers claiming the tremors shook their whole house.

Helena Beale said: "My son felt his bed and wardrobe shake in St. Peter’s."

Bev Davies added: "Yes felt it in Perdiswell area, my daughter thought I'd gone nuts when I said to her I thought it was a tremor."

Kim Marie Jamila Clare commented: "In it Upton felt like my sofa had a massager in it."

Carol Clough described it as: "Like a gust of wind under the house that rattled my belongings."

Kirsty Johnson added: "Felt quite strongly in Malvern. My house shook and I could hear it too."

Shelly Givans said: "Here in the Hopmarket the whole of my living room shook."

Beckie Withers added: "Yeah I felt this in Nunnery, Worcester , the upstairs shook / vibrated."

Darren Mckay commented: "In Warndon, settee started rocking from side to side."

Sarah Lester said: "Yes I felt it in Worcester,bed was shaking and open window was really rattling."

Phil Newman added: "Felt it on Tolladine Road shock my office at work."

Rita Dabrowicz commented: "Very bad in Diglis. Over a minute long strong tremors."

Maddie Elisabeth Bird said: "I felt it in Evesham, first earthquake I’ve ever felt."

Tracey Louise Hayward added: Yes, in Malvern Link. My glass cabinet was rattling in in my front room! Thought i was going mad."

Evesham Police tweeted: "There has been a mild earth tremor emanating from South Wales. @WestMerciaOCC are very busy so Please do not call emergency services unless you have something to report eg damage, injuries or need assistance in any way. Many thanks."

The British Geological Survey said that the earthquake was the biggest in the Uk since 2008 and West Mercia Police has reported receiving a high volume of calls.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the epicentre was 20km (12 miles) north of Swansea, with a 4.4 magnitude at a depth of 7.4km (4.6m).

A BGS tweet added: "Around 3,000 event of this size in the world every year

Biggest onshore UK event in 10 years, since 27 Feb 2008 Market Rasen eq 5.2 ml 16X bigger than today's event"

The BGS said an earthquake happened in the UK "every three to five years".