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MOIDART, WEST HIGHLAND

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Summary

DATE04/08/2017
ORIGIN TIME14:43:38.7 UTC
LOCATION 56.805 -5.888
DEPTH12 km
MAGNITUDE4.0
LOCALITYMOIDART,HIGHLAND

This earthquake was felt widely across the northwest of Scotland. It is the largest earthquake in the region since a magnitude 4.1 earthquake near Oban on 29 September 1986 and, more recently, a magnitude 4.0 ML earthquake in Arran on 4 April1999. Scotland's largest earthquake, a magnitude 5.2 ML event in Argyll in 1880 was 75 km to the southeast.

The earthquake was followed by a magnitude 3.4 ML event two minutes later.

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Additional info

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The earthquake was felt widely across the region, from Inverness to the northeast, to Glasgow in the South, and Islay to the west. BGS have received 379 reports about the earthquake from people across the region. These were used to calculate the macroseismic effects. Data are grouped by location into 5x5 km squares using postcodes and an intensity value is assigned to each square, given at least five responses are received from any square. Where fewer responses are received (especially the case in sparsely populated areas) the intensity is either given as felt or not felt (which are defined as intensity 1 and 0 EMS. The maximum intensity was 5 EMS.

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