The five largest earthquakes to hit the UK since the start of the 20th Century

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Last night the East Midlands was rattled by an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 3.8 on the Richter Scale.

Here is a list of the five biggest earthquakes to be recorded in the UK since the start of the 20th Century.

5. Lincolnshire, 27th February 2008: 5.2 magnitude

This earthquake felt across large parts of the country and caused some structural damage near the epicentre.

North Notts is the earthquake capital of the UK

3.8 magnitude earthquake rocks the East Midlands

4. Derby, 11th February 1957: 5.3 magnitude

This earthquake was felt across the whole of central England.

3. Llyn Peninsula, Wales, 19th July 1984: 5.4 magnitude

Felt across western Britain

2. North Sea, 24th January 1927: 5.7 magnitude

1. Dogger Bank, North Sea, 7th June 1932: 6.1 magnitude

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