18:06 29 January 2015
A second earthquake has struck the UK in as many days. Measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale, it hit the East Midlands village of Cottesmore in Rutland. It followed Tuesday's earthquake that hit Winchester.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) said: ‘Just looking into reports of a possible earthquake in the Leics/Rutland area. Watch this space.’
The BGS said it had received a report from a residents who said ‘the whole bed was visibly shaking’ as well as one who said the earthquake sounded ‘like a bus’ crashing ‘into the neighbours house at speed’.
Another told the BGS: ‘At least five other households ran outside to make sense of what had shook the houses.’
Following the earthquake, several residents took to Twitter after they realised that an earthquake has struck.
Sally Smart wrote: ‘Earthquake wow that was a biggen!! Thought a truck was coming through the house #adrenalinepumping.’
A man called Ben wrote: ‘How was there an earthquake in England? It’s the end of the world.’
Another named Dirk wrote: ‘Meanwhile on Facebook, people from my village, where the earthquake barely hit, are making sure they’re all okay and prepared for the worst.’