AN earthquake hit Teesside this morning with many residents mistaking it for an explosion.
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The British Geological Survey said the tremor had a magnitude of 3.0 on the Richter scale but the United States Geological Survey recorded a 2.8 magnitude tremor at a depth of 10km.
Gillian Foster, watch manager at Cleveland Fire Brigade, told Mirror Online: "We turned out to a report of a potential explosion at a bungalow.
"Neighbours were out and felt same thing – some kind of explosion."
Steve Thompson, from Norton, in Stockton-on-Tees, said: "It was a strong 'clump' like a lorry crashing into mine or a neighbour's house.