Biggest earthquake in 30 years hits western Scotland

The largest earthquake to hit the west Highlands of Scotland in more than 30 years was felt on August 4, 2017 just before 3.45pm.

The M3.8 tremor rattled the area of Moidart and was the biggest quake since a M4.1 jolt near Oban in September 1986.

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Biggest earthquake in 30 years hits Scotland on August 4 2017. via The Guardian

The Friday’s earthquake was felt widely across the west of Scotland.

Tweets report from 2 earthquakes and a loud rumble:


Another wrote: “Just experienced 2 earthquake tremors here in Scotland. Never felt anything like that, like the ground beneath us was exploding. Terrifying!”

The largest earthquake to hit Scotland was a M5.2 in Argyll in 1880.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I see more and more records in quakes, I wonder if it is related to increased Schumann frequencies and pressure felt in my head….

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