Earthquake recorded in west of Scotland
A small earthquake has hit the west of Scotland, the British Geological Survey said.
The quake measured 3.5 on the Richter scale and was recorded in Glenuig, west of Fort William, at 6.02am on Sunday.
It was felt in Skye, Mull, Inverness and Oban and is the largest earthquake recorded in the area since January 2008, when a tremor of the same magnitude was recorded near Glenfinnan.
The survey said such an earthquake can be felt as far as 120 km away. One person reported being awoken by "noise and vibration" during the quake.
Glenuig is a remote village of around 30 residents in Moidart, west Lochaber. Until the mid-1960s the community could only be reached by foot or by boat.
A quake of 3.5 is classed as minor and no one reported any damage in the area after it happened.
Northern England has been shaken by two earthquakes in recent weeks. One measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale struck near Ripon, North Yorkshire, on January 3 and was felt as far afield as West Yorkshire, Tyne & Wear and Cumbria.
The rumble came after a quake of magnitude 3.5 which hit Coniston in the Lake District on December 21.
Steve MacFarlane, director of the Glenuig Inn, said he was awoken by the tremor which he says created a crack in the hotel's car park.
He said: "I thought I was having a dream. I woke up and the dog woke up but then I went back to sleep. When I got up later I had a Google alert telling me there had been an earthquake."