East Midlands earthquake: Locals express shock at tremor measuring 3.8 on Richter scale

An earlier quake with a magnitude of 2.9 was recorded in Winchester on Tuesday night

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A second earthquake in two days has struck the UK. The earthquake, measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale, hit the East Midlands village of Cottesmore, in Rutland, at 10.25pm on Wednesday, according to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake was felt in homes across Leicestershire, Rutland and Lincolnshire. There are no reports of any damage to property so far.

It came after an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 was recorded in Winchester on Tuesday night.

People from around the Midlands immediately took to Twitter and Facebook to express their surprise.

Rae Earl, author of My Mad Fat Diary tweeted: “An earthquake in the Linc/Cambs area. Right who has been doing some amateur fracking?”

The unexpected quake left some residents shaken – Charley Rawling, from Northamptonshire commented: “That earthquake has scared me weirdly.”

But for many, the earth failed to move, with dozens of people remarking that they had not felt even the faintest tremor. “Seems our town has just been hit by a earthquake of 3.8 magnitude - never felt it”, tweeted Sam Clark of Leeds.