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2.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Northamptonshire border

The British Geological Survey has confirmed an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8 has been recorded in Oakham, Rutland Credit: PA

People in Corby and Peterborough may have felt some tremors last night - It's down to an earthquake centred just across the Northamptonshire border in Oakham.

The British Geological Survey confirmed it recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8.

Oakham Credit: ITV Anglia

The epicentre has not yet been confirmed but the British Geological Survey has reported that it was felt at approximately 22.40 yesterday evening.

It is the second time this year that tremors have been felt in Rutland. In January, an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 was recorded in the county.



More than 200 reports mapped of Oakham earthquake

The British Geological Survey have mapped more than 200 reports from people across the East Midlands of tonight's 3.8 magnitude earthquake.

It's appealing for more to add to it's data log, and the organisation is appealing for people to get in touch if they felt the tremor.

The epicentre was close to Cottesmore in Rutland, with people there saying they felt a big rumble at 10:25pm.

Earthquake in Rutland at depth of 8km, says BGS

An earthquake felt across the East Midlands this evening had a magnitude of 3.8 on the richter scale and was 8km below the surface, the British Geological Survey said.

Epicentre of earthquake: Cottesmore in Rutland

The British Geological Survey has named Cottesmore as the epicentre of tonight's earthquake Credit: ITV News Central

Cottesmore in Rutland has been confirmed as the epicentre of an earthquake measuring 3.8 in magnitude which was felt across the East Midlands this evening.

It struck at 10:25pm and was felt in homes across Leicestershire, Rutland and Lincolnshire. There are no reports of any damage to property so far.

British Geological Survey data shows earth tremor

ITV News reporter James Webster has tweeted an image from the British Geological Survey showing the data of tonight's earthquake felt across the East Midlands.

The image above is taken from the monitoring station based at Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire.

The US Geological survey says the epicentre was in Cottesmore in Rutland and happened at 22:25 GMT.

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