Earthquake in the South End

Early on Thursday morning (03:42:20 BST Thu, 15-May-14 to be precise) the British Geological Survey recorded an earthquake on the south end of the Isle of Arran which measured 1.2 on the Richter scale.

At magnitude 1.2 it’s very unlikely that anyone would actually feel it. There are millions of these sized quakes, classed as a “micro earthquakes”, annually around the world which are felt only by seismographs. does actually have a list of recent quakes in the UK so you can add that to your bookmarks 😉

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Earthquakes aren’t unheard of on Arran, just last year on the 12th of August there was a slightly larger quake recorded just off the south end which measured 1.3 on the Richter scale. Back in 1999 there was a much bigger quake in a similar location which measured 4.0 on the Richter scale.

Author: fajja

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