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Saturday 3 December 2016

No injuries in Kent earthquake

Police say there have been no injuries or damage to buildings after a magnitude 4.2 earthquake was felt in parts of Kent.

Seismologists at the British Geological Survey (BGS) confirmed the tremor, which was felt in areas including Ramsgate.

The organisation tweeted: "Prelim data now online ... 4.2 magnitude earthquake nr Sandwich, Kent."

Kent Police were inundated with calls about the incident.

Police began receiving reports of the tremor at around 2.57am today.

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