Quake Rocks English Town

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In the East Midlands of England, a small earthquake has been recorded on Wednesday night at 10.25 pm.

The quake hit a magnitude of 3.8 while the epicentre was situated near the town of Oakham in Rutland.

Residents of Oakham reported feeling the buildings shake and vibrate for as long as 10 seconds. Earthquake experts have had 1,400 reports so far from people who felt the quake.

One child described their experience of the earthquake saying, “my cat was acting extremely strangely.”

Another person said, “it sounded like a really large bomb had just gone off” and there was a “build up of rumbling and the house shook really violently.”

This makes the second earthquake in England in two days with a 2.9 magnitude quake recorded in Hampshire on Tuesday.

Article written by Charlotte Cull 

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