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.
The Friday’s earthquake was felt widely across the west of Scotland.
Tweets report from 2 earthquakes and a loud rumble:
Prelim EQ data: UK Earthquake alert: M 3.4: MOIDART, WEST HIGHLAND https://t.co/CVxZeLtKHJ
— BGS (@BritGeoSurvey) August 4, 2017
— Jamie McIntyre (@_JamieMcIntyre) August 4, 2017
Another wrote: “Just experienced 2 earthquake tremors here in Scotland. Never felt anything like that, like the ground beneath us was exploding. Terrifying!”
— Gus MacLean (@GusMacLean1) August 4, 2017
The largest earthquake to hit Scotland was a M5.2 in Argyll in 1880.