Saturday, January 22, 2005

Earthquake


Mild earthquake 'like explosion'

A mild earthquake hit Perthshire late on Thursday evening, police have confirmed.
The epicentre of the tremor was five kilometres north west of Killin, north of Stirling.
Several householders called Central Scotland Police after hearing a mystery large bang at
about 2220 GMT. Some described it as an explosion or sonic boom and others said they
felt the ground shake and their windows rattled.

Once an emergency had been ruled out, police contacted the British Geological Survey. Records were checked and it was found that there had been a tremor, registering 2.7 on the Richter Scale.

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