A magnitude 2.6 earthquake that “shook houses” has struck in Surrey around 4km away from Gatwick Airport, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS).  The earthquake, measuring 2.6 on the Richter scale, was recorded near the village of Newdigate in Mole Valley at a depth of 5km at around 12.30pm on Wednesday.

In the wake of the earthquake, there was multiple reports of shaking and a “loud thud” as seismic waves rattled through the region.The tremor comes just three months after a 2.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Newdigate on April 1, Easter Sunday. It was the first earthquake to be recorded in the region for more than 250 years. READ MORE