AN EARTHQUAKE struck a Flintshire village according to geological experts.

The National Environment Research Council noted on Friday, November 9, an earthquake occurred in Treuddyn shortly after 10pm.

With a magnitude of 1.5 on the Richter scale, the earthquake was recorded as being at a shallow 9km under the earth's surface - shallow being classed as anywhere between 0 and 70km.

This was the only acknowledged earthquake on their database for that day, and was double the magnitude of the most recent earthquake prior to the Treuddyn Tremble, which was in Blackpool, Lancashire, at 4.30pm on Sunday, November 4 which was recorded at 0.7 on the Richter scale.

According to a handful of residents, there was slight movement to be felt but there were no reports of damage or destruction following the shudder.