Earthquake felt in parts of Northamptonshire last night

A map showing the epicentre of the tremor which affected parts of Northamptonshire last night
A map showing the epicentre of the tremor which affected parts of Northamptonshire last night

An earthquake hit parts of Northamptonshire last night (Wednesday, January 28).

The tremor, which struck at about 10.25pm, was felt in Corby, Kettering, Desborough, and parts of East Northamptonshire.

There were also reports on social media of people feeling the quake in Lincolnshire, Rutland and Leicestershire.

Initial seismic data from the British Geological Survey suggested the tremor had a magnitude of 3.9 - bigger than a series of quakes felt in the county in April 2014.

The largest of those had a magnitude of 3.2 and had its epicentre in Rutland.

A number of readers commented on the Telegraph’s Facebook page after the tremor both saying they had felt the tremor or had felt nothing at all.

Kirsty Ward said: “I felt in Desborough, my bedroom is above a car port and the whole bedroom shook.”

However, Amanda Wells, from Kettering, said: “Definitely felt it here. When my husband came out of the bathroom he thought I was going mad - so he missed it!”

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