...One gunshot and 75 seconds later, he had set a new world record for the longest echo in a man-made structure.
Facts and figures
- The Inchindown bombproof fuel oil tank was built over 80 years ago for the Royal Navy
- The oil tank measures twice the length of a football pitch
- The total reverberation time is 112 seconds
- The world record reverberation time is 75 seconds*
- The previous world record for a man-made structure was 15 seconds, which was also held by a structure in Scotland – the Hamilton Mausoleum in South Lanarkshire.
*According to the International Standards Organization (ISO), the definition of reverberation time is the time that a sound takes to decay until it is 60 dB below the level of the initial impulse sound.
Listen to Trevor Cox playing his saxophone with the world's longest echo:
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