Residents have taken to Twitter to describe the moment an earthquake struck an area of the East Midlands
Definitely thought I was going mad when my bed just shook, noo just an earthquake in Leicester
Cottesmore in Rutland has been confirmed as the epicentre of an earthquake measuring 3.8 in magnitude which was felt across the East Midlands this evening.
It struck at 10:25pm and was felt in homes across Leicestershire, Rutland and Lincolnshire. There are no reports of any damage to property so far.
An earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale hit the village of Cottesmore in Rutland in the east Midlands tonight, the US Geological Survey said.
Data plot from British Geological Survey monitoring station shows this evening's quake reading. http://t.co/Ek3TdkYqy9
ITV News reporter James Webster has tweeted an image from the British Geological Survey showing the data of tonight's earthquake felt across the East Midlands.
The image above is taken from the monitoring station based at Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire.
The US Geological survey says the epicentre was in Cottesmore in Rutland and happened at 22:25 GMT.
The British Geological Survey says it is looking into reports of a possible Earthquake in the Leicestershire and Rutland area.
Just looking into reports of a possible Earthquake in the Leics / Rutland area. Watch this space!
Meanwhile the tremors were felt in Grantham and Kettering.
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The village of Kegworth in Leicestershire will be marking the 25th anniversary of a notorious air disaster that claimed 47 lives later today.
A British Midland jet bound for East Midlands Airport crashed into the embankment of the M1 motorway as it attempted to make an emergency landing.
More than 70 of the 118 people on board sustained injuries and the tragedy led to great improvements in passenger safety.
Relatives of the the victims will leave wreaths at a memorial in the village cemetery at Kegworth.
Almost £500 has been donated towards helping pay for a funeral for four-year-old Lexi Branson, who was killed in a dog attack earlier this week.
A campaign page set up on Facebook, called Lexi Fund, is appealing for donations towards the cost of a funeral for the youngster - and so far, a total of just over £473 has been pledged via PayPal.
Lexi was attacked by the family's bulldog, Mulan, at her home in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, on Tuesday and died in hospital that afternoon.
The organisers behind the page are also searching for free gifts to be auctioned off in the hope of raising more cash for the cause.
An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of a four year-old girl from Leicestershire who died after being attacked by her family's pet bulldog.
Lexi Branson died on Tuesday after being attacked by the dog, called Mulan, in the living room of her mother's flat in Mountsorrel.
The inquest, at Loughborough Coroner's Court, heard the child was confirmed dead at 1.13pm on Tuesday after being airlifted from her home in Rowena Court to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham with serious injuries.
Her mother Jodi Hudson formally identified her daughter's body at the hospital, the officer told the brief hearing.
Det Sgt Henry told the inquest an investigation was "ongoing" into the incident.
Post mortem tests were being carried out on Lexi's body.
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