The Isle of Arran was one of three UK locations where an earthquake was recorded in a span of time less than 24 hours.

The quake, of a 2.1 magnitude on the Richter Scale, was recorded at around 8am this morning, May 30.

Some 12 hours prior, those in Sale, Great Manchester, was struck by a similar earthquake of a slightly higher magnitude of 2.3.

Though the largest in those time frame (clocking in at a magnitude of 3.8) hit the centre of Shropshire.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the earthquake hit just to the east of the town of Wem at a depth of seven kilometres (4.35 miles) at 2.36pm on today, May 30.

The epicentre was between the villages of Stanton upon Hine Heath, Weston-under-Redcastle and Hodnet.

The earthquake was “felt by many residents in the region (mainly from within around 60km of the epicentre)”, said the BGS.

It added that people were reporting effects like “my chair wobbled”, “house felt like it moved from left to right”, “noticeable shaking coming through the floor”, “noticed an odd trembling through my office chair, faint but persisted for about three seconds” and “all the windows rattled”.

Police and fire services in Ayrshire have not issued any warning that similar incidents may occur again on the island or elsewhere in the county, nor has their been any reports that they responded to any incidents following the quake this morning.