UK earthquake in Kent
Minor quake hits UK waking up residents and shaking buildings British Geological Survey

An earthquake hit parts of Kent in the early hours of Friday (22 May) morning and it wasn't long after no injuries or structural damage to properties were reported that the Twittersphere mocked the overreaction generated.

On the other hand, as Britons get ready to enjoy a #BankHolidayWeekend, Ireland is going to the polls to decide whether to change its constitution to allow same-sex marriage, and the #VoteYes hashtag is competing with the #FridayFeeling to be trending topic worldwide.

Read on to see the top stories and subjects trending across the web.

Google trends UK – Top 5

Ireland goes to the polls
Ireland goes to the polls today in the historic gay marriage referendum. Getty Images

Twitter trends UK – Top 10 (as of 12.00pm BST)

Gary Anderson
Gary Anderson won the Premier League title with a 11-7 win Getty Images

Facebook trends - Top 5

  • Gary Anderson: Darts Player Defeats Michael Van Gerwen, 11-7, to Win Premier League Title
  • Sennen: Cornwall Dog, Credited With Saving 3 Lives, Dies
  • Dwayne Johnson: Actor Officiates Surprise Wedding for Fan Who Was Going to Interview Him
  • Prosecco: Producer Says Wine Might Be in Short Supply This Summer
  • Korean Air: Court Suspends Jail Time for Airline Executive's Daughter in 'Nut Rage' Charge
19 Kids and Counting
Josh Duggar says he is "extremely sorry and deeply regret" his behaviours as a young teenager 12 years ago. Duggar Family Official/Facebook

Alexa Trends – Top 10

  1. Josh Duggar
  2. Emma Sulkowicz
  3. Tomorrowland
  4. Shopify
  5. David Letterman
  6. Golden State Warriors
  7. drive
  8. Red Nose Day
  9. office pranks
  10. Ray Rice
Cho Hyun-Ah (C) is surrounded by reporters after she was freed by a Seoul appeals court Getty

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