Gatwick Airport earthquake rocks building as 3.7 magnitude tremor is felt in London

An earthquake centred close to Gatwick Airport rocked southern England in the early hours of this morning, shaking large parts of the region.
People reported feeling the tremor across West Sussex with one resident saying he was ‘gobsmacked’.
The quake had a 3.7 magnitude and struck at 3.40am near Southwater, West Sussex, around 10 miles away from the airport.
Gatwick earthquake map shows epicentre of tremor that struck Southwater (Picture: CEA)
The British Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 3.7
It was felt most strongly around Crawley, Reigate and Horley.
David Welch told MailOnline: ‘My wife and I were watching TV and I heard what I thought was a rumble of thunder.
‘Next thing, she says the sofa is shaking. I’ve never known anything like it in my entire life. My wife is about to have kittens.’
Other people reported feeling the quake in London with some people saying they felt their flats shaking.
The area around Gatwick Airport experienced a series of earthquakes last summer. There were three tremors in eight days in July with some describing experiences similar to ‘two huge explosions’.
The BGS said: ‘A number of reports have been received from members of the public in Newdigate, Dorking, Horley and Charlwood, Surrey and from Crawley and Horsham, West Sussex.’