Magnitude 3 earthquake felt in Surrey

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 has struck Surrey overnight.

The tremor was felt in Newdigate, Surrey, less than 10 miles from Gatwick Airport, at 3.42am, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS).

It is the fourth recorded quake in the area in the last fortnight, with the ground having moved on February 19, and twice on Valentine's Day.

Tuesday's movement was the strongest, however, after the BGS recorded a 2.0 magnitude tremor on February 19, and 2.4 and 0.2 quakes on February 14.

Residents in the area were woken by Wednesday morning's incident.

James King, councillor for South Park and Woodhatch tweeted at 3.43am: "Was that an earthquake in Reigate just now?"

Another Twitter user asked: "Was that an earthquake that just woke me up in Horley?"

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