The largest earthquake to be felt in the west Highlands of Scotland in more than 30 years was recorded on Friday.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) recorded the magnitude 3.8 tremor in the Moidart area just before 3.45pm.

It was the biggest earthquake in the region since there was a magnitude 4.1 quake near Oban in September 1986, officials said.

“This earthquake was felt widely across the west of Scotland,” the BGS said.

People shared their experience of the rumble on Twitter.

In recent years, there was a magnitude 3.5 earthquake in Glenuig in January 2011.

Scotland’s largest earthquake was a magnitude 5.2 event in Argyll in 1880, the BGS said.



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