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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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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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Boyle tribute to 'brilliant' stuntman and wine smuggler

Danny Boyle has said everyone who was part of the London 2012 opening ceremony was "honoured" to work with the "wonderful" stuntman Mark Sutton.

The event's creative director said Mr Sutton had formed "a brilliant partnership with Gary Connery" to make crowd inside "the (Olympic Stadium) gasp" and leave them with "indelible memories" in parachuting in as James Bond and the Queen.

Mr Boyle also paid joking tribute to Mr Sutton for helping to smuggle in treats for the Olympic team in the hard slog towards planning the global show, saying:

Courtesy of loading the helicopter in Essex, and thereby avoiding the official security ban on alcohol in the park during rehearsal, he and Gary also smuggled with them an excellent bottle of wine for the crew each evening and before we all went home we would often drink their health.

They of course, as top stuntmen, never touched a drop but they sensed our need of occasional fortification!

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Parachute friends devastated at death of stuntman

Friends and work colleagues have paid tribute to Olympic stuntman Mark Sutton.

Jackie Harper, a friend and fellow member of the Army Parachute Association at its skydive base in Netheravon in Wiltshire, said:

Mark was an expert wingsuit pilot, very highly regarded by everyone here at Netheravon. He was very generous with his time and giving help and advice to others.

We are devastated and send our condolences to his family and friends. We are really going to miss him.

RBS, where Mr Sutton worked as a contractor in the Markets division, offered "condolences to his family" and said everyone at the bank's "thoughts are with them at this very difficult time".

Watch: YouTube tribute to Olympic stuntman Mark Sutton

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