Saturday 21 October 2017

Small earthquake tremor recorded off coast of Ireland

A small earthquake tremor has been felt off the south east coast of Ireland.

Residents in Co Wexford reported feeling a slight shaking of the ground just after 8.45pm last night.

Alan O'Reilly, who operates the Carlow Weather website offering forecasts in the south-east, told how he was contacted by a colleague based just outside Wexford town who reported the small tremor to him.

Mr O'Reilly said he detected a "very small blip" on a sensor recording off the west coast of Wales in Pembrokeshire. The British Geological Survey Seismogram showed a very small tremor.

"It appears to be fairly weak," said Mr O'Reilly.

A sensor in Met Eireann's Valentia weather station, which is not manned at night, records details of any tremors recorded around Irish coast.

Irish Independent

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