Bedfordshire town hit by third earthquake in two weeks

Did you feel the earthquake this morning?

Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, 11:52 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, 11:56 am

A town in Bedfordshire has been struck by a third earthquake in just two weeks, as residents felt their homes shaking this morning.

The 3.0-magnitude tremor struck Leighton-Linslade at approximately 9.30am.

The British Geological Society (BGS) announced the following message on Twitter: "We're receiving reports about the earthquake, which followed previous events in the same area on 8 & 13 Sept, with magnitudes 3.5 & 2.1. Reports describe 'only lasted a couple of seconds' & 'just felt a single jolt, a bit like being in a car that has done an emergency stop!'"

The tremor was also felt by residents in Slapton and Wing.

Residents in Hemel Hempstead felt the 3.5-magnitude tremor on September 8.Leighton Buzzard felt another tremor in the early hours of September 14, a 2.1-magnitude earthquake.

The earthquake this morning had a depth of 10km and a magnitude of 3.0, while on the EMS scale (European Macroseismic Scale) it has been rated by the BGS as '3' (weak).

A weak quake is described by the BGS as being "felt indoors by a few people. People at rest feel a swaying or light trembling."

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