An earthquake measuring 2.3 on the richter scale caused vibrations in Oxfordshire overnight.
The tremor was felt at 11.12pm last night (Sunday) and was described as a three on the intensity scale meaning it was weak and only felt by a few people.
The point of the rupture of the quake was 5km down into the ground.
The centre of the small quake is believed to be Thame and Haddenham around 30 miles away from Banbury.
A spokesman for the British Geological Survey said: “It has been indicated by media sources that a number of local residents felt this small earthquake.”
A resident of Haddenham said: “I didn’t feel anything at all but I suppose it’s easy to dismiss the idea of it being a Haddenham earthquake, when there is a rumble.
“It seems like some people certainly felt something.”