Two earthquakes felt within minutes of each other in Highlands

The 2.5 magnitude quakes were recorded in Ullapool on Saturday.

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Two earthquakes occurred within minutes of each other in the Highlands on Saturday.

The first of the 2.5 magnitude quakes was felt in Ullapool at about 17:30, and another tremor was felt just five minutes later, according to the British Geological Survey.

It is the latest earthquake report, following a 3.3 magnitude quake being recorded last month west of Lochgilphead in Argyll and Bute.

That quake was felt by more than 30 people, who felt the tremor as far away as Edinburgh and Ballycastle in Northern Ireland.

It even registered on seismographs in Ireland.

A few days after that a 2.2 magnitude quake was recorded close to Spean Bridge, Lochaber.

The British Geological Survey says that there are approximately 200 and 300 earthquakes in the UK each year, and they are usually beneath 3.0 magnitude.

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