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Magnitude 2.2 earthquake hits village in the Highlands

The tremor was recorded on Friday by the British Geological Survey in Kinlochewe.

Kinlochewe: Wester Ross village is around 50 miles west of Inverness.
Kinlochewe: Wester Ross village is around 50 miles west of Inverness. CC by Steven Brown

A 2.2-magnitude earthquake has struck a village in the Highlands about 50 miles west of Inverness.

The tremor was recorded at 5.57pm on Friday at Kinlochewe, Wester Ross, by the British Geological Survey (BGS).

Scotland and the UK is generally not associated with earthquakes although around 20 or 30 are felt by people each year.

These tremors are typically those which measure at least 2.0 on the richter scale or more.

There are also hundreds of smaller quakes every year in Britain which are not felt but are recorded by sensitive instruments.

https://stv.tv/news/north/1395055-earthquake-in-highlands-leaves-residents-shaken/ | default

Last August, the Highlands experienced its largest earthquake in 30 years when a 3.8-magnitude tremor struck Moidart, Lochaber.

It was preceded the previous month by another quake measuring 2.3 on the richter scale at Badrallach near Ullapool.

The largest earthquake ever recorded in Scotland was near Loch Awe, Argyll, in November 1880, which had a 5.2 magnitude.

https://stv.tv/news/north/1394195-earthquake-hits-scottish-village-causing-houses-to-shake/ | default

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