The west of Scotland is known for many things – its beautiful scenery, its wildlife, its temperate climate.
But it is also a region prone to earthquakes – and the biggest one for 30 years has made itself felt.
Experts at the British Geological survey say earthquake measured 3.8 on the Richter scale and was centred on Moidart.
BGS (@BritGeoSurvey) 4 août 2017
A smaller tremor, registering 1.5 on the scale, was centred on Kingussie.
When was the last earthquake of this size in area?
1986. A 4.1 magnitude earthquake was registered in the coastal town of Oban.
ITV News (@itvnews) 4 août 2017
What they are saying
People in the area took to Twitter to mark the event.
Just experienced 2 earthquake tremors here in Scotland. Never felt anything like that, like the ground beneath us was exploding. Terrifying!— Alex Carter (@Lexicarta) 4 août 2017
Did you know?
A research project recently found that more than 4,000 earthquakes have hit Scotland over the last 50 years.
Read more here