Wednesday 25 April 2018

We may not be on a faultline, but we are still at risk of a big one

Ireland is not immune to seismic activity, even though the country is not sitting on any of the world's major faultlines.

Numerous earth movements have hit Ireland and Britain over the centuries. Experts here say significant earthquakes struck Ireland in 1755, 1941 and 1975, as well as a strong tremor in July 1984.

And more recently, in December 2009, a minor earthquake with a local magnitude of 3.5 on the Richter scale hit Cumbria, shaking buildings here and causing minor damage.

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