posted on Dec, 26 2006 @ 07:09 AM
An earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale has shaken parts of Dumfries and Galloway.
People living in and around Dumfries said they felt two tremors at about 1040 GMT on Boxing Day.
Police said they had been inundated with calls from people reporting the earthquake, which was felt more than 10 miles away in Lockerbie.
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This is the largest earthquake reported in the UK this year, according to The British Geological Survey. Apparently we get two of three earthquakes
like this each year.