Earthquake Watch: Shake, Rattle and Roll! Tremors hit Donegal, Ireland

Posted on January 26, 2012


People in north Donegal were left shaken, but hopefully not too stirred, last night when an earthquake tremor hit the region.

Tom Blake, a geophysicist at the Dublin School for Advanced Studies confirmed that a 2.2 magnitude tremor struck north Donegal at 1.04am.

The tremor was recorded at a seismic monitoring station in Inishowen. The station was set up and is operated in association with LYIT and North West Electronics.

The tremor was also recorded at St. Columba’s National School and St. Egney’s Desertegney, where equipment has been in place for some time.

According to the Donegal Weather Channel, hundreds of people felt the tremor right across north Donegal, areas affected included Letterkenny, Buncrana, Kilmacrennan, Raphoe, Ramelton, Carrigard and Downings.

Mr Blake says more tremors are likely to be on the way.

Donegal Democrat

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