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Earthquake hits parts of southern England

by LLB Reporter
8th Sep 20 11:19 am

The British Geological Survey (BGS) have reported that a 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit the town of Leighton Buzzard, Bedforshire at around 08:45 am on Tuesday morning.

The earthquake had a depth of 10km and was felt across parts of southern England. Bedfordshire Police said they had received a large number of calls and no injuries were reported or any “major structural damage.”

Bedfordshire Police said on Twitter, “Our control room are currently experiencing a large number of calls due to an earthquake which was felt across the county.

“We have currently received no reports of any injuries or major structural damage.”

The BGS tweeted, “BGS is receiving many notifications from press & public in this heavily populated area.

“Reports include ‘like a convey of HGVs driving past my front door at great speed’, ‘the house had one dramatic shake’, ‘felt like whole house was shaking’ & ‘it was like a large explosion’.”

ITV News producer Marcus Chippindale tweeted from Leighton Buzzard: “Pretty sure we just had an earthquake at home. 2020 is not done with us yet.” 

Another said: “I might be dumb but I thought the UK couldn’t get earthquakes. Felt it in Leighton Buzzard, I was scared for a moment.”

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