An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter Scale has been recorded in the middle of the Bristol Channel, making it the the fifth strongest UK earthquake since 2000.

According to the British Geological Survey Earthquake Seismology Team, the UK's national earthquake monitoring agency, the quake was five kilometres down and hit at 1.21pm today.

This is the North Devon earthquake seismograph via @BritGeoSurvey at Hartland.

The team report that the quake was felt at Gloucester, Dartmoor, Bristol, Taunton, Swansea, Llanelli, Exmouth, Barnstable  and South Molton.