Leighton Buzzard is hit by third earthquake in two weeks as tremor rattles homes

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A Bedfordshire town has been hit by a third earthquake in two weeks.

The earthquake was centered on Leighton Buzzard, just weeks after a 3.5 quake struck the same town, on September 8.

A third tremor, which hit at 11.20pm on Sunday, September 13, was measured by the British Geological Survey (BGS) at magnitude 2.1.

It is thought to have been an aftershock from the quake that was felt on September 8.

Twitter users in the town reported feeling the latest shaking shortly after 9.30am this morning.

One said: ‘Was that another earthquake in Leighton Buzzard? Anyone else feel that?’

A tweet posted this morning by the BGS said: ‘We are getting reports of an earthquake in the Leighton Buzzard area this morning.

‘We are currently investigating this and will update you as soon as we can.’

The second Leighton Buzzard quake earlier this month was thought to have been an aftershock from the magnitude 3.5 quake that was felt on September 8. Pictured: A map showing the quake

The second Leighton Buzzard quake earlier this month was thought to have been an aftershock from the magnitude 3.5 quake that was felt on September 8. Pictured: A map showing the quake

One Twitter user, Dina Gower, said: ‘Felt it about 9:34am in Leighton Buzzard – house shook and windows rattled but not as strong as on September 8.’

Another, James Emm, said: ‘Shook our house in Linslade / Leighton buzzard at about 9.34ish for a moment.

‘This felt like like more of a shake than the first one which felt more like an explosion.

‘Would day slightly weaker too or just not on top of the epicenter as much this time.’

Another, Joe Reggelt, added: ‘Conservatory rattled and the similar “explosion” sound as September 8 event but not as loud.’

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