Scotland earthquake: Terrified residents hear ‘loud pounding’ as the country is jolted by yet another seismic.

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Scotland earthquake: Terrified residents hear ‘loud pounding’ as the country is jolted by yet another seismic.

After two previous tremors this week, Scotland has been rocked by yet another earthquake, with residents reporting “huge banging” sounds.

The 2.1 magnitude quake struck Roybridge in the Highlands shortly before 9.30 p.m. last night, according to the British Geological Survey. The rumble occurred at a depth of 7.5 kilometers, according to the agency.

Residents in Spean, Bohenie, and Roughburn have reported hearing a “huge hammering” noise. “Another earthquake in Roybridge???” wrote one. “I just heard a tremendous pounding in Spean, I thought it was someone’s bins or something,” a second remarked. “I heard and felt it,” a third person said. A modest number of reports were received by the British Geological Survey (BGS) from members of the public in the Roybridge region saying that they felt this event.

It comes after a 3.1 magnitude quake struck Scotland’s west coast on Tuesday, followed by a 1.6 magnitude tremor at Roybridge about an hour later.

Rosemary Neagle, who lives on a farm near Lochgilphead in Kilmartin Glen, claimed the tremor was so loud that she believed something had exploded in one of her sheds.

Earthquakes occur when a large amount of energy is released suddenly in the Earth’s crust, causing waves of shaking to radiate outwards from the source.

The British Geological Survey’s seismology team is the country’s official earthquake monitoring agency, with a network of sensors spread around the country.

The greatest known earthquake in Scotland occurred in Loch Awe in 1880. According to the British Geological Survey, the magnitude 5.2 quake was felt across the UK including in Northern Ireland.

Each year, there are between 200 to 300 earthquakes in the United Kingdom, the most majority of which are so minor that they go unreported.

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