Earthquake felt across large parts of Britain

An earthquake struck Britain early Wednesday and was felt across large parts of the country. Police reported some minor damage to homes but no injuries. The 4.7-magnitude quake struck at about 1 a.m. (0100 GMT) and was centered about 125 miles (200 kilometers) north of London, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. "It was scary," David Somerset told The Associated Press by telephone from Driffield, around 60 miles (100 kilometers) from the epicenter. He was working on the computer at the time. "It was a strange sensation as the room, ornaments and chest of drawers started wobbling and making a loud rumbling noise," he said.