An earthquake hit Corby this morning (Friday, May 6), the British Geological Survey has confirmed.
People living in Corby, Kettering and parts of East Northamptonshire reported hearing a low rumbling noise as the quake hit at 11.31am.
Many took to social media to ask if others had felt it. Several said they had thought it was a low-flying plane or a lorry starting up.
This afternoon the British Geological Survey, which measures seismic movement, confirmed that a 2.3 magnitude quake had its epicentre 6km below Corby.
Darren Smith who lives on Corby’s Danesholme estate said: “I thought I was imagining it.
“There was a loud rumble and a few things on the side rattled.”
No damage has yet been reported.
Back in 2014/15 nine earthquakes hit neighbouring Rutland over an 18 month period. The largest magnitude of those was 3.8.