Oil workers have reported an earthquake off the coast of Scotland in the North Sea.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) said a 4.2 magnitude tremor was recorded about 240 kilometres (149 miles) east of Aberdeen on Tuesday.
The BGS said on Twitter: “We have received a report from the Elgin-Franklin offshore field that this event was felt by several people on the PUQ offshore oil platform.
“The reports describe ‘a moderate shaking feeling’.”
We have received a report from the Elgin-Franklin Offshore Field that this event was felt be several people on the PUQ offshore oil platform.
The reports describe “a moderate shaking feeling”.
— British Geological Survey (@BritGeoSurvey) September 24, 2019
The earthquake was recorded at a depth of 10km.
The tremor was given an intensity rating of three on the European Macroseismic Scale.
Tremors of this intensity are considered “weak” and likely to be felt indoors by “a few people”.
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