West Norfolk residents report feeling earthquake

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Residents in West Norfolk reported feeling the earth move following an earthquake late last night, Wednesday, January 28.

The tremor, which measured 3.8 on the Richter scale, struck at around 10.30pm. Its epicentre was in the Leicestershire town of Oakham.

Maps published by the British Geological Survey, which studies earthquakes, showed around 1,400 reports had been received from the public where the quake was felt.

Among the total was two reports in the Lynn area itself, with a third listed to the north-east of the town, though no precise location has been given.

A further report was also mapped to the east of Swaffham, while residents as far away as Dudley and Huddersfield were also reported to have felt the tremor.

It’s not the first time that the area has been shaken by an earthquake.

The last major tremor to affect West Norfolk was in February 2008, when a 5.2 quake struck Market Rasen in Lincolnshire.