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Second earthquake shakes Oakham in Rutland

A seismologist studies a seismogram measuring the force of an earthquake. Picture by Stewart Attwood, photo courtesy of the British Geological Survey

A seismologist studies a seismogram measuring the force of an earthquake. Picture by Stewart Attwood, photo courtesy of the British Geological Survey

A second earthquake has been felt in Oakham this morning (Friday).

The tremor measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale happened at 7.50am, according to the British Geological Survey.

Police and the fire service have confirmed there have been no reports of damage or casualties.

However, scores of people from as far afield as the Deepings, Colsterworth, Corby and Peterborough again took to Twitter to report feeling the second quake, which happened just over 24 hours after yesterday’s tremor.

Many are saying today’s quake was bigger than yesterday’s.

Here’s what you had to say:

Beccy Williams, tweeting as @drive_with_bec, said today: “Seemed bit bigger in Lyddington today compared to yesterday.”

Tim Mackrill, @timmackrill, said: “I thought I was going mad when I felt it as I walked through Hambleton Wood this morning!”

Ellen, @ELLEmEntaL1, said: “Felt like this mornings quake was stronger... freaky!”

Fiona Arnold, @Fionumber1, said: “Much worse in my house than yesterday, house shook quite a bit this time.”

Sarah Proud, @Sarahproudie, said: “Sure i just felt a tremor in Bourne!”

Harry Bower, @BazzaHower, said: “Felt it in Bourne, woke me up :/”

Emily Smith, @Warmcat2, said: “Was that an aftershock? Anyone else reported one? About 7.45am. House rattled. #earthquake.”

John Kennedy, @jk121956, said: “Second earthquake in two days, this one really shook our place.”

David Spry-Shute, @bigdavespry, said: “Another tremor just hit Oakham!! House shock for a second or two, made me jump out of bed :/”

Ben Grant, @BenjiManGrant, said: “Oakham is falling down #rutlandearthquake number two.”

Trevor Hopkins e-mailed us to say he felt the tremor in Werrington in Peterborough.

He wrote: “My wife said to me this morning I think there was another tremor at 7.51am, so I checked on Twitter about 8am to find there was, surprising thing is that we live in Werrington village.”

The tremor on Thursday measured 3.2 on the Richter scale with the epicentre about 3.7 miles north of Oakham.

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