Last Updated: Thursday, January 29, 2015

Oakham, Rutland earthquake today measured 3.8 in magnitude

M 3.8 light earthquake shakes Oakham, Rutland today, the British Geological Survey reported.

According to the British Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located in Oakham town of Rutland county in the East Midlands of England. It was 4.9 miles deep.

"The British Geological Survey (BGS), based in Edinburgh, said it had received 1,400 reports so far from people who felt the Oakham earthquake, including residents from as far away as Dudley and Huddersfield", BBC has written.

Rutland earthquake today was well felt in Cottesmore, Whissendine, Oakham, Braunston, Melton Mowbray, Uppingham, Stamford, Barrowby, Grantham, Bourne, Corby, Leicester, Market Harborough,Peterborough, Spalding, Newark-on-Trent, Whitwick and surrounding areas.

It comes after an earthquake with magnitude of 2.9  hit Winchester yesterday. The UK is not generally associated with earthquakes, however, between 20 to 30 earthquakes are felt by people each year, the British Geological Survey has written in its website.

The largest known British earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 occurred near the Dogger Bank in 1931. The biggest earthquake in 87 years hit Jersey, Channel Islands last July.

22:25 UTC (local time: 22:25; 2015-01-28 @ epicenter)

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