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Rutland Area Shaken By Another Earthquake

18/04/2014 10:47 BST | Updated 18/04/2014 10:59 BST
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Another earthquake has struck the Rutland area of the East Midlands - 24 hours after a tremor which shook houses for around 10 seconds.

Initial data released by the British Geological Survey (BGS) said the latest quake struck the Oakham area at around 7.50am today.

Yesterday's 3.2-magnitude quake occurred at 7.07am and was the biggest in the region since October 2001.

Sara Dodd, who is in Whissendine, tweeted that it "felt like an explosion but without any sound".

In comments posted on the BGS Facebook page, residents in the Rutland area and neighbouring Lincolnshire claimed the latest quake was more powerful than the first.

Facebook user Dave Stevens, who lives in Oakham, wrote: "Definitely another quake, but different to yesterday's.

"This one rumbled for several seconds, suggesting it might be centred further away.

"Yesterday's was a sudden loud bang. This morning's felt more like the 2008 Market Rasen quake. It really rattled the doors of my shower!"

Another visitor to the BGS social media site, Ian Barron, posted: "Just experienced a second earthquake at 7.50 am the next day. Scary stuff living in Whissendine."