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Earthquake Strikes Near Birmingham, Rattles Homes 20km Away

It "was like a wardrobe had fallen over or an explosion blast against the window."

A 2.8 magnitude earthquake struck the West Midlands late on Monday night, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said.

According to the BGS, the quake hit the town of Walsall, near Birmingham, at a depth of seven kilometres (4.35 miles) at 10.59pm.