Island off west coast of Scotland shaken by five tremors

March 1, 2012SCOTLANDMore small earthquakes have hit the island of Islay off the west coast of Scotland. Five tremors shook the island between 07:04 and 09:32. One resident described a very deep, loud rumble. The British Geological Survey recorded the strongest at a magnitude of 2.8. A spokeswoman said there were no reports of any damage. A further four small earthquakes have already affected the area this month, reaching up to a magnitude of 2.6. Maha Rangafamy, 28, who lives in Port Charlotte, felt one of the tremors on Wednesday morning. She said: “I felt a vibration in the house and heard a rumbling noise. In the quake last week there was a thundery, rumbling noise.” The BGS spokeswoman said: “Globally speaking it is not a big one. It is a typical UK earthquake, though Islay is not especially prone to earthquakes. We’ve had quite a lot of reports of it being felt.” A small tremor was also recorded around Mull at 03:00. –BBC 
Geology: About 65 million years ago the west coast of Scotland was dominated by intense volcanic activity during the formation of the Atlantic Ocean. Although there were no volcanoes on Islay numerous associated dykes cross the island from SE to NW. Due to erosion these dykes are now seen on the surface.
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5 Responses to Island off west coast of Scotland shaken by five tremors

  1. Yamkin says:

    Don’t forget the other two quakes on the same day:

    ISLAY,ARGYLL/BUTE – UK Magnitude 0.9 Depth 9 km
    ISLAY,ARGYLL/BUTE – UK Magnitude 1.0 Depth 10 km
    ISLAY,ARGYLL/BUTE – UK Magnitude 1.2 Depth 10 km
    MULL,ARGYLL/BUTE – UK Magnitude 1.2 Depth 4 km
    ISLAY,ARGYLL/BUTE – UK Magnitude 2.1 Depth 9 km
    ARROCHAR,ARYLL/BUTE – UK Magnitude 2,4 Depth 1 km
    ISLAY,ARGYLL/BUTE – UK Magnitude 2,8 Depth 10 km


  2. K says:

    Alvin it seems like every place around the world there is something brewing. Whew it is unbelievable sometimes. I also wanted to say I really appreciate all the hard work you do to bring us all the news. You are the first site I check when I get online and I always check again before I get off to see if anything else has popped up. God Bless


  3. Lisa says:

    We just felt our third boom and shudder below the house this week 23.30 pm 4th march 2012, didn’t know what it was , hence looking for answers here ????


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