Leighton Buzzard earthquake – Third tremor in TWO weeks hits Bedfordshire as 3m quake rattles homes

A THIRD tremor in just two weeks has hit Leighton Buzzard today as the earthquake rattled homes.

Residents of the Bedfordshire town were hit by a three magnitude tremor this morning.


The British Geological Survey said the quake hit just north of Leighton Buzzard.

The latest quake comes after others hit the town on September 13 and September 8.

One resident tweeted this morning: "Small tremor in Leighton Buzzard this morning – third earthquake in as many weeks."

Another said: "Three earthquakes in Leighton Buzzard in two weeks and I'm fully believing a Bond-type villain is building their new secret lair under the town."

After last week's quake, the British Geological Survey tweeted: "There have been a small number of reports received from members of the public indicating they felt this earthquake, which is in the same area as the 8 September 3.5 quake.

"One report describes 'It felt slower and less intense than the previous tremor'."

The earthquake had a depth of 10km, and the epicentre was 3km south-west of Leighton Buzzard.

Residents took to social media after feeling last week's tremor.

"Another earthquake in Leighton Buzzard just now. What on Earth is going on?" one person said.

Another tweeted: "What is going on? Just woken by another earthquake in Leighton Buzzard."

A British Geological Survey spokesman said: "The most recent event was over 100 times smaller than the event on September 8 in the same area."


 

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