Jersey rumbled by 1.7 magnitude earthquake

Parts of Jersey were rumbled by a 1.7 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has recorded.

Small tremors were felt across the parts of island during the early hours, according to local people.

BGS experts said they had recorded the quake, which struck at a depth of 3.7 miles (6km), at about 01:42 BST.

They added that the quake's epicentre was about 6 miles (9km) offshore south-south east of the island.

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