Some people felt buildings rumbling, windows shaking and even a football match had to be evacuated and postponed.

But did you feel the biggest earthquake in ten years?

The tremors began at around 2.30pm on Saturday, February 17 and the epicentre was around 20km from Swansea in a village named Cwmllynfell.

Large parts of Wales and the south-west of England were struck by the earthquake which measured 4.4 on the Richter scale.

The tremors could be felt for a few seconds across Powys in Welshpool, Newtown, Berriew, Llanfair Caereinion, Abermule, Montgomery, Middletown, Hope, Trewern and Builth Wells.

It is now the largest earthquake to be felt on the British Isles since 2008.

Dyfed-Powys Police said in a statement that they received an “extremely high call volume” of reports about an earth tremor in the area. They added “we felt it in our control room too!”.

The British Geological Society (BGS) said they also received reports of “strong shaking” from “several thousand people”.

An earthquake registering a magnitude of four is the equivalent of 1000 tonnes of TNT or the power of a small nuclear weapon, according to the BGS.

They added: “Events as large as this only happen every three to five years in the UK”.

One Montgomery resident and curator of the Cloverlands Model Car Museum in the Arthur Street Institute, Bruce Lawson, described the moment as “eerie".

"I was sitting in the museum and all the glass cases started to rattle. We have 20 of the cases with all our exhibits in them.

He added: "Nothing was broken but it was rather eerie."

Two small aftershocks ranging from 1.2 to 1.5 on the Richter scale were registered between 3pm and 4.30pm that afternoon.

To put it into perspective, this earthquake is around eight million times smaller than the magnitude 9.0 in Japan in March 2011.

Wales is some distance from the tectonic plates where most earthquakes take place, but some are strong enough for people to feel as there are weak points within the earth's crust.

Back in April 1990, am earthquake with a magnitude 5.1 was felt in Mid Wales when the epicentre was across the border in Bishop’s Castle.