PH One sign at its base said ‘Stop the noise’ after another quake hit Leighton Buzzard, Cambridgeshire

Up to a third of Leighton Buzzard’s 250 buildings are believed to have suffered damage after an earthquake measuring 9.5 registered at 2.35pm yesterday. One sign at its base said ‘Stop the noise’ after another quake hit Leighton Buzzard, Cambridgeshire, last week, following a rock slide off a hill. Another building is believed to have been hit by a gas leak after an earlier quake between Sunday and Monday. The other remains untouched.

While the depth of the quake is yet to be determined, the generally understood length of any impact depends on how shallow it is. Energy Minister Peter Chapman said two oil wells in the area were now back online after the quake, but the disaster mitigation team said they were now running at full capacity.

GETTY Up to a third of Leighton Buzzard’s 250 buildings are believed to have suffered damage

We expect initial construction to be completed in the next few days Source

One source said contractors were still at work today on the ”terrible”, but said: ”We expect initial construction to be completed in the next few days.” He added: ”All the buildings are being checked. All the buildings are being checked but we don’t have a complete picture yet.” Mr Chapman said: ”We expect initial construction to be completed in the next few days. ”There are certainly early indications of some damage but, over the last 24 hours, we’ve seen signs that most are going well.”

GETTY Torquay earthquake of September 2018

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