More South End Earthquakes

Over the last two days there have been three earthquakes recorded by the British Geological Survey with an epicenter just off the south end of Arran Roughly halfway been Arran and Ailsa Craig.

In 50 days there have been 7 earthquakes recorded on or near Arran. The quakes earlier in the month were minute, these most recent three are quite a bit bigger measuring 1.7, 1.8 and today, 1.9 on the Richter Scale. These are nearing the 2.0 on the Richter scale when it is thought most people would be able to start feeling an earthquake.

Bigger earthquakes have been recorded in the past here and they are not uncommon, but earthquakes are not something that you really associate with Arran.

Below is a shortened list of the past earthquakes in the last 50 days.

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And here’s the rough location of the most recent quakes:

quake location arran

Author: fajja

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