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."
More top news
Lucy Beale's killer will be revealed live on air during a special week of EastEnders episodes to mark the soap's 30th anniversary.
Spandau Ballet reunited on stage for the first time in five years as the band performed at the premiere of a film documenting their career.
From tomorrow, tax discs will no longer be needed to show drivers have paid their vehicle tax. Richard Pallot reports on the end of an era.