Rutland locals have been taking to Twitter all morning to say how the 3.5 earthquake affected them:
@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:
Mum just text saying an Earthquake knocked her brew off the table. Not normal news coming out of little Rutland!!
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