An earthquake with a 3.3 magnitude has been felt near Hertfordshire.

The British Geological Survey said it is investigating reports of an earthquake in Bedfordshire, Leighton Buzzard at around 8.45am this morning.

In a tweet, the BGS said: “We are getting reports of an earthquake in the Bedfordshire area. We are currently investigating this event and will post again shortly with an update.”

The BGS said one report suggested the earthquake was like a “large explosion”.

Bedfordshire Police said the force was taking a “large” number of calls from the public but no injuries have been reported.

A tweet said: “Our control room are currently experiencing a large number of calls due to an earthquake which was felt across the county. We have currently received no reports of any injuries or major structural damage.”

Witnesses told the PA news agency they felt “strong” shaking during the tremor.

Usha Chapman from Luton said: “I was on a video call with my mum when I felt a sideways push. The door rattled and the TV fixed to the wall also rattled.

“It lasted for five seconds.”

One person in Aylesbury wrote online that their house shook “as if it was hit by a vehicle”.

Another from Dacorum said: “Short quick quiet boom like an explosion.”