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

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

Read: Rutland rocked by 3.2 magnitude earthquake


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.


We're currently looking into reports about an earthquake felt in the Rutland area... thanks for your tweets early morning risers

Read: Rutland residents 'feel earthquake'


Earthquake speculation as tremors felt in Rutland

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


What the hell was that. Whole house shook about 7.07am! It was either an explosion or earthquake in Rutland. Anyone else feel it ?


#earthquake in #rutland at 7:05. It woke me up. All of the sheep and birds are busily talking about it.


Just thought the bath had fallen thro the ceiling but it was just an #earthquake in #rutland. Husband thought id fallen over-rude #pregnant


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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