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Earthquake! Small tremor felt in south east Ireland last night

There have been no reports so far of damage, with seismologists saying it was of a “low magnitude”.

Updated 22.45pm

A MINOR EARTHQUAKE shook parts of the south east this evening.

Although initial readings from Irish seismograms were unclear, an Welsh station closest to Ireland picked up a faint tremor at roughly 8.45pm this evening.

Most reports on social media show that the quake was felt strongest in Wexford, with residents reporting to have heard a loud bang shortly before 9pm this evening.

Others felt a rumble that lasted a few seconds.

There been no reports of damage so far.

Initial readings of data from Irish National Seismic Network were inconclusive, with Director Tom Blake telling this website that further investigations will be conducted as soon as possible.

A station in Carrickbyrne, Wexford, picked up no obvious tremor, but Blake said initial readings from the Welsh seismograph show that it was of a “low magnitude”.

He has asked anyone who felt the quake to fill out this questionnaire.

Did you feel the quake? Let us know in the comments below.


Pic: British Geological Survey

Originally published 9.43pm

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