Map shows the area affected by earthquake felt in Grantham
The British Geological Survey (BGS) has begun logging reports of the earthquake felt tonight in Grantham.
The first 200 ‘felt’ reports have been added, and a spokesman said there will be “many more to log”.
Tremors were felt in the town at 10.25pm, magnitude 3.8, with the epicentre near Cottesmore at a depth of eight miles.
Sarah Nice, a spokesman at the BGS said: “Something has definitely happened, we are getting reports from all over the place. There seems little doubt there has been an earthquake and we are waiting for more detailed reports from our seismologists as to where the epicentre is.”
Tremors were felt across the south of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.
The earthquake was the second in two days to hit the UK. An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 was recorded in Winchester last night.
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