UK earthquake – Magnitude 3.3 tremor rocks Leighton Buzzard with houses 'shaking' and felt across three counties

SOUTHERN England has today been rocked by an earthquake.

The 3.3 magnitude tremor left houses "shaking" and it was felt across a number of counties in the South East this morning.

Residents in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire all reported feeling the huge quake when it hit at 8.45am.

The epicentre was in Leighton Buzzard, Beds, and had a "depth" of six miles, according to the British Geological Survey.

Hundreds of residents 13 miles away in Milton Keynes, Bucks, said they felt and saw the tremor.


Stunned locals took to Twitter to describe their shock.

One local said: "Felt whole house shake in Leighton Buzzard."

Another added: "What the hell was that?! Felt like an earthquake in Bedfordshire. #2020 #earthquake"

A resident said: "As if there was just some sort of mini earthquake in Hertfordshire.

I got woken up this morning to my bed and wardrobe shaking.

"My bed shook, my windows rattled I was scared for a second."

A local from Leighton Buzzard told MKFM: "I got woken up this morning to my bed and wardrobe shaking.

"Looked out the window to see the neighbours were out the front checking their roofs to make sure they were all OK.


"I originally thought someone had fallen out of bed in another room and it had made the house shake."

The British Geological Survey said: "We are getting reports of an earthquake in the Bedfordshire area.

"We are currently investigating this event and will post again shortly with an update."

Bedfordshire Police said the force was taking a "large" number of calls from the public but no injuries have been reported.

A tweet said: "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."

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