29/01/2015

Magnitude 3.8 Earthquake Recorded In West Midlands

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in Oakham, Rutland, in the west Midlands, the British Geological Survey has reported.

The earthquake was recorded at precisely 22:25:54 on Wednesday night and occurred at a depth of 8km.

The BGS said it had received 1,400 reports so far from people who felt the Oakham earthquake, including residents from as far away as Dudley and Huddersfield.

The Rutland earthquake follows a 2.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Hampshire on Tuesday.

(MH/CD)

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