Second earthquake hits Leighton Buzzard

The British Geological Survey (BGS) has received reports from the public in Leighton Buzzard, in Bedfordshire, saying they felt an earthquake late on Sunday night.

It is the second time a tremor has been felt in the area, after a magnitude 3.5 quake was felt on September 8.

The BGS said the latest tremor was registered at 11.20pm and was magnitude 2.1.

The BGS 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’.”