An earthquake has rocked Scotland this afternoon, leaving buildings shaking and residents shocked. The earthquake, which has been registered at 4.8 magnitude struck in the North Sea between Scotland and Norway.  The quake left buildings shaking, according to witnesses. No damage has been reported. One resident of Kirkwall, in the Orkney Islands,

said: “Very brief vibration of the whole building. I am on the second upper floor.” And the @ShetlandWild Twitter account said: “We certainly felt this!” Earthquake warning organization CSEM-EMSC said it occurred around 138 miles from the Norwegian town of Stavanger.  It hit at 2.33pm at a depth of around 10 kilometers.  It comes just months after a 3.9 magnitude quake struck off North Yorkshire in January. This struck some 100 miles off the coast of Scarborough.  READ MORE