Wednesday 20 September 2017

Quake hits Irish Sea for second time in a month

A MINOR earthquake was recorded in the Irish Sea on Wednesday night – for the second time in less than a month.

The quake, which measured 2.8 on the Richter scale, occurred close to where a 3.8-magnitude event was recorded on May 29.

The Irish National Seismic Network (INSN), which monitors seismic activity in the region, confirmed the earthquake occurred at a depth of 12km at 11.28pm.

The epicentre of the quake was located approximately just off the coast off the Llyn Peninsula in Wales and 97km southeast of Dublin.

The new quake was followed by two aftershocks which were of approximately 30 seconds and two minutes, 30 seconds, in duration.

Irish Independent

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