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Mine works cause tremors in Stoke-on-Trent

Small night-time tremors felt in Stoke-on-Trent were likely to have been caused by old mines, an expert said.

Seismologists at Keele University said two tremors were recorded during Wednesday night and they were both linked to old mine workings.

Dr Ian Stimpson said the tremors were fairly commonplace in the city and were not of particular issue.

"In an area like Stoke-on-Trent old mine workings are always going to be a problem where ever you build," he said.

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