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Tremors shake Argyll regularly

ARGYLL is being hit by an earthquake every 11 days, new statistics show.

Scotland has seen an upsurge in seismic activity, with scientists detecting 142 tremors since the start of 2015 – double the usual frequency.

But Argyll and Lochaber are the nation’s hotspots, with 61 quakes from Ardnamurchan in the north to Kintyre in the south. Since January last year, the island and waters of Mull have seen 13 earthquakes, while Islay has witnessed eight.

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