Scotland hit by fourth earthquake within a week as locals report “loud bang”

Scotland has been hit by yet another earthquake in which locals have reported ‘big banging’ noises.

The British Geological Survey said the 2.2 quake hit Roybridge in the Scottish Highlands at 9.29pm on Friday 19 November.

The quake – the fourth reported across the country in the past week – hit at a depth of 7.5 km, with many locals reporting having heard a “loud bang”.

A resident asked on Facebook: “Another earthquake in Roybridge ???”

Some remarked that they had also heard and felt it in Bohenie and Roughburn.

One person replied, “I just heard a big bang in Spean, I thought it was someone’s trash can or something.”

The British Geological Survey said: “A small number of reports have been received by members of the public in the Roybridge area indicating that they felt this event.”

It is the third reported earthquake that has hit the village, where the last was a quake of 0.9 on the Richter scale at. 4.09 Tuesday, November 16th.

It was followed by a 1.6 quake about an hour and a half earlier, both of which were at a depth of 7 km, the British Geological Survey noted.

The first earthquake in Roybridge came almost an hour after people in western Scotland experienced a 3.3 magnitude earthquake.

Its epicenter was about 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Lochgilphead in Argyll and Bute and 88 miles (142 km) northwest of Glasgow.


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