Earthquake shakes western Scotland with tremors felt in Northern Ireland

Orignally published on 2021-11-16 08:19:41 by

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1 struck western Scotland in the early hours of Tuesday.

The quake struck at 2am with its epicentre some 11 miles north-west of the town of Lochgilphead, 88 miles north-west of Glasgow, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Map of felt reports. Credit: CSEM/EMSC

People as far as Edinburgh and Ballycastle in Northern Ireland reported feeling the tremor.

The USGS said the quake happened 10km below the Earth’s surface. Data from the British Geological Survey shows between 200 and 300 earthquakes are detected in the UK every year, with tremors of between 3.0 and 3.9 magnitude occurring on the mainland once every three years on average.

Orignally published on 2021-11-16 08:19:41 by

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