The north east of England has been rocked by an early morning earthquake.
According to monitoring the United States Geological Survey, a 2.8 magnitude tremor rumbled the area surrounding the River Tees just before 6am.
The epicentre is said to be Stockton-on-Tees, but there were reports of shaking in Hartlepool and Redcar.
The epicentre was under Stockton-on-Tees (United States Geological Survey)
People noted that they had been woken up by the tremors, which the USGS said happened at a depth of 10km (6.2 m).
The region was previously shaken by a quake in 2011, when a 3.6 magnitude tremor was recorded in Ripon, North Yorkshire.
Around 673,000 people live in the Teesside area, which includes Middlesbrough, Redcar, Stockon-On-Tees and Billingham.
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, there are more than 100,000 earthquakes measuring 2.9 magnitude or lower every year.