An earthquake hit the UK for the second time in less than two weeks.
Tremors were felt in the North West of England as people reported their homes shaking in the quake at just after 7:30am.
The quake lasted for 20 seconds and people reported their “whole homes shaking”.
The British Geological Survey said the earthquake had been record as a 3.2 tremor with the epicentre in Mosser, about 3.5 miles from Cockermouth.
This is 130 times smaller than the earthquake in Wales on February 17.
Experts say earthquakes of this size occur about twice a year in the UK, the Mirror reports .
Brian Baptie, a seismologist with the British Geological Survey, said the earthquake was no a sign the UK was being hit by more tremors.
He added: “People will have been able to feel moderate shaking, some rattling and windows shaking. We wouldn’t expect there to have been any significant damage.
“All the evidence suggests both the UK and the world earthquake activity rates are fairly constant and it’s unlikely this will be connected to the incident in South Wales.”
One person wrote on Twitter: “Pretty sure I just felt an earthquake in Cumbria. The whole house rattled.”
Kayleigh Melissa added: “Just felt an earthquake tremor in Cumbria. The whole house shook.”
he UK’s biggest earthquake happened in 1931 on the east coast and measured a whopping 6.1.
The county has also been hit by heavy snow, with up to 13cm falling in some parts of Cumbria.
Many roads are closed as weather forecasters warn more snow is on its way as the Beast of the East causes chaos.
And in some parts of Cumbria the wind chill means temperatures have dropped to minus 25C.
An amber weather warning is in place for the east of the county while the rest has been put under a yellow warning.