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The coastal village of Applecross was rocked yesterday afternoon by an earthquake which was felt across a wide area of remote Wester Ross in the north-west Scottish Highlands.

The lunchtime tremor measured 3.1 on the Richter Scale.
It was felt in communities at least 25 miles away and was the strongest Scottish quake since a measurement of 3.2 was recorded on Raasay, off Skye, in 2004.

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People reported floors and windows vibrating just after 1.20pm.

Britain's strongest earthquake was in 1931. It measured 6.1 on the Richter Scale and happened in the North Sea.
On the mainland, the biggest was 5.4 in 1984 at the Lleyn Peninsula in north Wales.

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