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Scotland shaken by biggest earthquake for 30 years

The biggest earthquake for 30 years has made itself felt in western Scotland

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Scotland shaken by biggest earthquake for 30 years

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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.


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.


What they are saying

People in the area took to Twitter to mark the event.





Did you know?

A research project recently found that more than 4,000 earthquakes have hit Scotland over the last 50 years.

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