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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.

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Rutland quake measured 3.2 magnitude

A BGS graph shows the impact at 06:07 UTC (07:07 BST). Credit: BGS

Rutland felt a minor earthquake measuring 3.2 magnitude this morning, the British Geological Survey has confirmed.

Data from BGS shows the impact centred at Oakham at 07:07 this morning, with a depth of 4 kilometres.

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Experts looking into reports of Rutland earthquake

The British Geological Survey says it is looking into reports of an 'earthquake' felt in Rutland, central England today.

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Earthquake speculation as tremors felt in Rutland

Several Twitter users in central England have reported tremors akin to a small earthquake this morning.


Rower gets engaged sailing solo from Japan to Alaska

A rower from Leicestershire paddled for 150 days on a solo feat from Japan to Alaska - and returned engaged.

Adventurer Sarah Outen, 28, arrived in Adak in the Aleutian Islands yesterday after rowing 3,750 nautical miles in her boat, Happy Socks.

Sarah Outen rowed from Japan to Alaska Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ms Outen believes she is the first person to complete the voyage which saw her propose to her girlfriend on a satellite phone.

The rower capsized five times during her journey and was confined to her cabin for days because of the perilous conditions.

But she still managed to propose to her girlfriend, Lucy, from the middle of the ocean.

She aims to raise more than £100,000 for charity from her journey.

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