Dumfries was hit by the quake
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Dumfries was hit by the quake
Parts of Scotland were hit by an earthquake yesterday.

The 2.0-magnitude earthquake was felt in parts of the borders of the country.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) said people reported a 'low rumbling' in Dumfries at around 1pm.

A statement describing the quake from the group read: "Felt by a few people in Dumfries, Kirkpatrick Durham and Thornhill. Reports described, "a low rumbling" and "weak shaking"."

Initial data from the BGS suggested the quake's depth was six miles and its epicentre was around five miles west of the town.

The low-level quake would have caused minimal disruption.

Locals on social media made light of the situation.

One wrote: "I knew it wasn't a noisy tractor going past."

Another added: "That explains the noise, thank you!"

A third added: "The way this year's been I'm hoping it's not Godzilla waking up."

But others were more serious.

One woman wrote: "Felt it over lockerbie area!"