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Rutland is rattled by third earthquake

Earth Quake 1 SA : Seismologist study a seismogram on a television screen at the British Geological Servey office in Edinburgh, which shows the force of the Japanese EarthQuake.

Picture By :- Stewart Attwood EMN-140417-111958001

Earth Quake 1 SA : Seismologist study a seismogram on a television screen at the British Geological Servey office in Edinburgh, which shows the force of the Japanese EarthQuake. Picture By :- Stewart Attwood EMN-140417-111958001

 

Rutland was hit by another earthquake last night (Monday), the third in two weeks.

The tremor measured 1.7 on the Richter scale and happened at 11.05pm, according to the British Geological Survey.

The epicentre of the quake was just outside the village of Ashwell but the tremors were felt Oakham, Cottesmore, Langham and Braunston. People in Stamford have also reported to have felt the effects of the quake.

Two earthquakes, measuring 3.2 and 3.5 on the Richter scale were recorded at inside 24 hours on Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18, both just north of Oakham.

Davie Galloway, a seismologist from the British Geological Survey, had warned that more may occur following the previous two.

People contacted us on Twitter last night to share their latest experience of the tremors.

Leanne Wrentmore, who tweets as @leannew1408, said: “I thought it was a lorry going really fast down the road! What next?”

Jessica Christoudias, @JChristoudias, said: “I thought it was an aeroplane when husband asked what it was. Neither of us questioned it at 11.05pm.”

Rhian Ivory, @RMIvory, said: “I felt it. Sounds so dramatic Oakham being the epicentre! Keep thinking ‘well we won’t get another one...”

Chippie, @chippie2010, said: “Felt more like an explosion in the distance. Far weaker than last time, in Ashwell at least.”

Rutland Radio DJ Rob Persani, @rutland_radio, said: “Seems to be more Oakham and Stamford shocks, not so much Uppingham way.”

Rachel Harris, ‏@r_harris108, said: “A loud thud windows shook in #Stamford. Thought cat had fallen off wardrobe or someone had thrown a ball against windows.”

Did you feel the third quake? Are you worried that there may be more on the way? E-mail our newdesk or call 01780 758 959.

 

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