Second quake shakes Northamptonshire

An expert examining a seismology graph at the British Geological Survey. Picture By Stewart Attwood
An expert examining a seismology graph at the British Geological Survey. Picture By Stewart Attwood
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A second earthquake has been felt this morning in Northamptonshire.

People enjoying a bank holiday lie-in were awoken at about 7.50am by the second earthquake to hit the area in two days.

Its magnitude was 3.5, bigger than the earthquake 24 hours before.

Seismology equipment around the country picked up the tremor, which many social media users said appeared to be louder and longer than yesterday’s quake, which had a magnitude of 3.2 and hit at 7.07am.

Reports came from a wider area during today’s earthquake. The epicentre of both tremors was in Oakham.

Dean Blakey-Tew who lives in Corby said: “I thought it was a helicopter in Corby. I have friends in Leicester who felt it.”

And twitter user Tracey Bevans said: “Just felt another earthquake in the Wellingborough area.”

Seismologists confirmed just half and hour after the earthquake that they had already had more than 200 reports of the quake from members of the public.