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Earthquake felt in Oakham, Rutland, and Stamford

A seismologist studies a seismogram on a television screen at the British Geological Servey office in Edinburgh. 

Picture By: Stewart Attwood EMN-140417-111958001

A seismologist studies a seismogram on a television screen at the British Geological Servey office in Edinburgh. Picture By: Stewart Attwood EMN-140417-111958001

A small earthquake was felt in Oakham this morning (Thursday) at about 7am.

A seismologist from the British Geological Survey described the tremor as measuring 3.2ML on the UK scale.

There were reports that the tremor was felt as far afield as Stamford and the Deepings.

On Twitter, Louise Warren tweeting as ‏@LingBeast said: “Did anyone else just feel an earth tremor in Stamford? Things just fell off my shelves!”

Lawrence Green, @lawrence41green, tweeted: “Are we expecting a tsunami from Rutland water after this morning’s earthquake??

He added: “Was on my knees painting the skirting boards, very weird situation, kept a straight paint line though. #skillstopaythebills”

Maria Roberts, @_Bunny83, said on Twitter: “Felt in Uppingham at about 7:10 and it scared the life out of my little boy.”

Doris Tingtong, @HoneyM5, said: “Woke us all up in Whissendine !! #houseshaker!!”

Beccy Williams, @drive_with_bec, said: “Yes, in Lyddington, thought the boiler had blown up! Didn’t feel it tho.”

Alex Chapman, @alexc2003, said he felt the tremor in South Luffenham.

And Chris Young, @SeeWhyGardens, said: “Certainly did feel it in Ketton. Went on for a while!”

But David Bannister, @Digipicman, tweeted: “Didn’t feel a thing in Edith Weston.”

Did you feel the quake? E-mail our newsdesk with your experience.

 

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