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23/09/2015 07:03 BST | Updated 23/09/2015 07:59 BST

Rutland Earthquake Measures 2.8 On The Richter Scale

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8 has been recorded in Rutland.

The epicentre of the quake was north of Oakham, with residents also reporting feeling the tremor in Northamptonshire, the Press Association writes.

The British Geological Survey said it measured 2.8 on the Richter scale and struck at 10.40pm.

It's the second time this year the area has been shaken by tremors, with a 3.8 magnitude earthquake recorded in January.

Naturally, the lesser quake inspired a spate of scathing posts on social media.

“Earthquake in Rutland last night. Sweetner’s gone over,” tweeted Dino and Pete.

A sarcastic picture of a wheelie bin lying on its side, captioned: “Never forget: We will rebuild” is also doing the rounds.

And Andy Sawford, former Corby MP and now runs a communications agency, said: "Another earthquake round our way last night. I felt it at the time and thought it was unusually powerful for a HGV rumbling past."

Emergency services have not reported any casualties or damage to property.