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Residents survey damage after Mexico earthquake

A car crushed by a collapsing wall Credit: Associated Press

Houses and cars were badly damaged after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck central and southern Mexico this morning.

A man inspects his car after it was hit by a tree during the earthquake Credit: Associated Press

The quake centred in the Guerrero province, south of the capital, Mexico City.

This house was abandoned after sustaining damage during the earthquake Credit: Associated Press

'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!!

Read more: Bigger 3.5 earthquake hits the Rutland area

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Bigger 3.5 earthquake hits the Rutland area

Another earthquake measuring 3.5 has struck the Rutland area of the East Midlands, which has come 24 hours after a 3.2-magnitude hot the area.

More: 3.2 magnitude earthquake in Rutland, East Midlands

Initial data released by the British Geological Survey (BGS) said the latest quake struck the Oakham area at around 7.50am today.

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

In comments posted on the BGS Facebook page, residents in the Rutland area and neighbouring Lincolnshire claimed the latest quake was more powerful than the first.

Facebook user Dave Stevens said: "Yesterday's was a sudden loud bang. This morning's felt more like the 2008 Market Rasen quake. It really rattled the doors of my shower!"

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.

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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

Read: Rutland residents 'feel earthquake'

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