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Earthquake in Leicestershire

A small earthquake has hit Leicestershire early this morning. The British Geological Survey says the magnitude was 2.9 and the epicentre was Loughborough. However the US Geological Society says it was registered as 3.2.

Earthquake 'sounded like an underground train'

The tremour has reportedly been felt across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.

One resident in Groby, Leicestershire, told BBC Radio Leicester: "It lasted at least 20 seconds and some DVDs fell off a shelf in my room."

Another caller said: "It sounded like an underground train coming and everything wobbled, but nothing fell off shelves."

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