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
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 ?
A tsunami warning triggered by a powerful earthquake near the Solomon Islands has been cancelled, according to U.S. government agencies.
The quake was centred 100 km (60 miles) south of Kira Kira on the island of Makira, and had a magnitude of 7.6.
There were no immediate reports of damage, and only very small tsunami wave activity - just a couple of centimetres - had been measured.
A tsunami warning has been issued for Solomon Islands region in the Pacific Ocean after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck near the islands.
A tsunami warning was issued for the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and surrounding areas, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. A tsunami watch was in effect for Fiji, Australia, Indonesia, Guam and nearby areas.
A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck near the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, the US Geological Survey said.
It said the quake, very shallow at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km) and therefore more powerful, struck at 2327 GMT north of Managua, 14 miles (22.5 km) northeast of the town of Nagarote.
A magnitude 6.4 quake is capable of causing severe damage.
An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale has been recorded off the Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal.
The islands, which belong to India, lie close to the coast of Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia and were part of the area devastated by a massive tsunami in 2004.
News anchors on the local KTLA station in Los Angeles were shaken live on air by a small earthquake that hit California this morning.
The US geological survey said the quake measured at magnitude 4.4, 10km north-west of Beverly Hills.
No injuries have been reported so far.
Dr Susanne Sergeant of the British Geological Survey told ITV News earthquakes like today's 4.1 magnitude "tend to happen in the UK once every two-three years on average".
The largest earthquake recorded in the UK was a 6.1 magnitude, hitting Dogger Bank in the North Sea in June 1931.
"It released approximately 900 times more energy than today's earthquake," Dr Sergeant said.
Speaking of today's earthquake, she said: "I am not aware of any reports of damage - because the earthquake happened in the Bristol Channel (about 20 km north of Ilfracombe), the area of strongest shaking would have been under the sea.
"It would not be unusual for this earthquake to be followed by aftershocks".
This graph shows real-time Seismogram data from a sub-station in North Devon at the time the 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Bristol Channel.