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Rutland tremors '100,000 times smaller' than Chile quake

A map from the British Geological Survey shows the point of impact. Credit: BGS

The earthquake felt in Rutland this morning was not powerful enough to have caused any significant damage, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS).

A spokesman for the organisation said earth movement measured this morning was around 100,000 times smaller than a recent 8.2 magnitude Chile earthquake.

In terms of energy release, the Rutland quake was 33-and-a-half-million times smaller.

The BGS says it has had 265 reports from members of the public who say they have felt the quake, with the furthest away coming from Wellingborough, 45 kilometres (27 miles) to the south.


Claire's marathon fund-raiser

A woman from Rutland is preparing to hand cycle 400 miles from Nottingham to London.

Claire Lomas lost the use of her legs in an accident six years ago and last year became the first paraplegic to complete the London Marathon on foot. Now she hopes her journey will raise 50 thousand pounds for spinal research.

Michael Sibert reports...

Inquest reopens into Red Arrow pilot's death

Red Arrows pilot, Jon Egging was killed in 2011 Credit: PA

The inquest is due to resume today of a Red Arrows pilot from Rutland who died after performing at an air show last year.

Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, 33 was killed when his Hawk T1 aircraft came down near Bournemouth Airport in Dorset on 20 August 2011.

The inquest was opened and adjourned later that month, and is due to resume from 10am today.

It is expected to last for up to two days.


Northampton marathon runner is Olympic Torchbearer

Mark May from Northampton carries the Olympic Torch through Oakham on Tuesday 3 July.

In the space of 2 years, Mark did 4 marathons around the world raising £5,000 for the Roy Castle Lung Foundation.

His nomination statement said: "Mark's positive attitude and uplifting spirit is a true asset and inspiration to us all. Despite a heavy work schedule, he always has time to deal with any enquiry and is never phased by anything despite work pressures."

Click here all Torchbearers on Day 46

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