Highlands & Islands

Gairloch earthquake 'felt like a big bus'

Gairloch
Image caption The Gairloch earthquake was recorded by the British Geological Survey

A small earthquake was felt in parts of Wester Ross on Wednesday evening.

The British Geological Survey recorded a 2.8 magnitude quake centred on Gairloch at 18:43.

Local resident Roy MacIntyre told BBC Radio Scotland that he had felt the walls of his house shudder as if a large bus had passed by outside.

Also on Wednesday, a 1.4 mag quake was felt south of Cannich in Strathglass at 07:43. A 1.3 mag earthquake was felt near Torridon in Wester Ross on 9 May.

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