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Second quake shakes Rutland

The British Geological Survey has reported a second earthquake in Rutland in 24 hours.

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Serving soldier from Midlands killed in trailer crush tragedy

A serving soldier from the East Midlands has been killed after being crushed by a military trailer in west Devon.

The 20-year-old, who served with 7 Theatre Logistic Regiment Royal Logistic Corps in Rutland, was part of a small convoy of military vehicles heading towards Okehampton battle camp.

The 20-year-old soldier served with the 7 Theatre Logistic Regiment Royal Logistic Corps.
The 20-year-old soldier served with the 7 Theatre Logistic Regiment Royal Logistic Corps. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA

He was hit by an uncoupled trailer and pinned against the towing vehicle, suffering serious head and chest injuries before going into cardiac arrest.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said family had been informed and identification had taken place.

An investigation has now been launched and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.

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Earthquake hits Rutland...again

Parts of the region were hit by another earthquake today, the second in as many days.

The British Geological Survey says it happened in the Rutland area, and has been felt in parts of Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

Today's earth tremor was more powerful, at 3.5 on the Richter scale and it took many people by surprise.

Click below to watch a video report by Lauren Hall:

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Grantham residents feel earthquake 25 miles away

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

An earthquake that struck the Rutland area of the East Midlands has been felt as far away as Grantham, 25 miles away.

It was just 24 hours after a slightly smaller tremor shook houses in Rutland for around 10 seconds. The latest quake struck the Oakham area at around 7.50am today.

Scores of people in the Grantham area of Lincolnshire have taken to Facebook and Twitter to say they felt the quake, which measured 3.5 on the Richter scale.

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'It knocked a brew over' - Rutland locals tell of 3.5 quake

Rutland locals have been taking to Twitter all morning to say how the 3.5 earthquake affected them:

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@therutlandtimes that's a relief - I thought I was going mad when I felt it as I walked through Hambleton Wood this morning!

Nottinghamshire and England cricketer Stuart Broad also told of his mum's cup of tea being spilled:

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Mum just text saying an Earthquake knocked her brew off the table. Not normal news coming out of little Rutland!!

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Reports of second earthquake in Rutland in 24 hours

A British Geological Survey map of this morning's earthquake Credit: British Geological Survey

The British Geological Survey has reported a second earthquake in Rutland in 24 hours.

The earthquake is said to have been stronger than yesterday's, with a magnitude of 3.5, and a depth of 2km. It started at shortly before 8am this morning.

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