Earthquake hits Bognor area

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Residents in the Bognor Regis area have reported feeling the affects of an earthquake.

According to the British Geological Survey (BGS) the quake with a magnitude of 3.9 struck in the English Channel at 7.59am this morning (Thursday, July 14) .

Believed to be the largest in the area since 1734 it had a depth of 10km and its epicentre was around 75km south-east of Bognor, according to the BGS.

Residents reported buildings shaking for a few seconds but no injuries or damage has been reported.

Sussex Police, Solent Coastguard and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said they had not been called out to any incidents related to it.