Hi Wraggster. I live near Sherwood at the top of Winchester Street. Scared the holy c**p out of me!
BREAKING NEWS: EARTHQUAKE HITS NOTTINGHAM
Nottingham was hit by an earthquake that shook the East Midlands this morning.
Two minor earth tremors were felt across the city and over a wide area which also included Derbyshire and Leicestershire at 12.56am.
Notts Fire and Rescue Service said it had received a large number of calls from members of the public and had been called out to deal with an unsafe chimney at a building in Retford.
The quake rattled buildings and set fire alarms off across the city and further afield.
The US Geological Survey's website reported a quake of the magnitude of 4.7 and said the epicentre was 45 miles north east of Nottingham, 30 miles south of Kingston-upon-Hull.
Haydn Jones, of Nottingham, told the American broadcaster CNN: "It felt pretty scary."
Mr Jones, who lives in a third-floor flat, said he had lived abroad in Japan and knew immediately what it was, but felt that a lot of people "didn't really know what was going on."
He told CNN it was "like someone very big and angry jumping on the ceiling below you, rather than the floor."
The British Geological Survey said the tremors had been felt across the region and pinpointed the epicentre to Market Rasen in Lincolnshire. Its initial magnitude reading was 5.3.
Ken Renwick, a security guard working at the Keyworth office, said he had been fielding calls from Nottingham, Lincoln, Coalville and Leicester.
Mr Renwick, from Cotgrave, added: "I felt it here. My laptop and paper work went all over the place.
"That's the biggest one I've ever felt. The phone hasn't stopped ringing."
EARTHQUAKE HITS MUCH OF ENGLAND
The biggest earthquake in the UK for nearly 25 years has shaken homes across large parts of England.
People in Newcastle, Yorkshire, London, Manchester, the Midlands and Norfolk felt the tremor at about 0100 GMT.
An elderly man suffered leg injuries when a chimney collapsed in Wombwell in South Yorkshire, emergency crews said.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the earthquake was of the magnitude of 5.3 and the epicentre was near Market Rasen in Lincolnshire.
Bev Finnegan, who lives in Market Rasen, said: "I was terrified to be honest. The noise was really, really terrifying... it was so deep and rumbling.
It felt like the roof was going to fall in. There were people coming out in their dressing gowns wondering what it was. It was quite an experience."
Dr Brian Baptie of the BGS said the quake was of a level to cause minor damage to buildings.
"An earthquake of this size, of magnitude five or thereabouts, will occur roughly every ten to 20 years in the UK," he said.
Wednesday morning's earthquake, which lasted about 10 seconds, was the biggest recorded example since one with a magnitude of 5.4 struck north Wales in 1984.
'Like a jelly mould'
Dr Baptie said: "The largest earthquake that we know about that has struck the UK was about 100km off the east coast of England on the Dogger Bank and it had a magnitude of 6.1.
"So we can get these kind of moderate to significant earthquakes of this size but they're relatively rare."
The West Midlands was hit by an earthquake in 2002 in the Dudley area that reached a magnitude of 5.0 and one measuring 4.3 hit Folkstone in Kent last year.
People from across England contacted the BBC to described how their homes shook during the tremor.
Jemma Harrison, 22, in Bury, Greater Manchester, said: "It was really bad. I was fast asleep and woke up and the room was shaking and there was a loud bang and alarms were going off."
Natasha Cavey, in Tipton in the West Midlands, said: "All my cupboard doors flew open and the whole house shook, it was unreal. I can't believe it."
David in Alrewas in Staffordshire said: "The birds were flying around like it was daylight.
"It was quite severe. I experienced the Dudley one and this was more severe.
"I went outside to see if the roof had collapsed. I could see the furniture in the room moving, it was like it was on a jelly mould.
David Somerset, 41, from Driffield near Beverley in East Yorkshire, said: "I have never felt one as strong as that one before. I was in my sitting room and the grandfather clock was rattling rather violently.
"It was very strong, I felt the whole room moving."