Earthquake reaching 2.1 in Richter scale shakes Highlands

A tremor was recorded at around 3.30pm in Morvern on Saturday.

An earthquake reaching 2.1 in the Richter scale has hit the Scottish Highlands.

The quake struck in Morvern just before 3.30pm on Saturday and was felt by islanders on Lismore, Inner Hebrides, and by villagers in Mallaig and Morar in the Highlands.

A reports on the British Geological Survey said that residents heard “a loud rumbling sound” and felt “a weak trembling”.

Saturday’s tremor was the tenth earthquake to hit Morvern since October 10.

On December 3, a quake measuring 1.1ML was recorded, and all the previous recordings were smaller.

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.

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