Tremor reports on Aberdeenshire coast 'not earthquake'
- 23 May 2012
- From the section NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland
Reports of tremors on the Aberdeenshire coast were not the result of an earthquake, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has said.
Grampian Police said reports of tremors were received between about 20:00 and 23:30 on Tuesday evening.
They ranged from Aberdeen down to Inverbervie, but there were no reports of any damage.
The BGS said it could be down to sonic booms, such as those from aircraft breaking the sound barrier.
Calls related to the coastline south of Aberdeen, including Torry, Portlethen, Stonehaven, St Cyrus, Inverbervie and Gourdon.