Earthquake in Ireland as Irish county hit by minor shakes
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Earthquake in Ireland as Irish county hit by minor shakes

AN IRISH county felt the tremors of an earthquake in the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Irish National Seismic Network confirmed. 

Shortly before 7am on Wednesday an earthquake with a magnitude of 1.5 on the richter scale occurred in the north east of Co. Donegal.

The tremors were felt in the Milford area, near the Fanad Peninsula, but there were no injuries recorded or damage to buildings reported.

While events of this nature are not uncommon in this region, the largest event recorded in Donegal was a magnitude 2.2 which occurred near Clonmany on November 21, 1994.

The event was recorded at Inch Station in Inishowen, one of the six permanent broadband seismic recording stations of the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN) in Ireland.

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Tom Blake, the director of the Irish National Seismic Network, has appealed to people who experienced the earthquake to get in touch.

“There was a minor tremor which measured 1.5 on the richter scale — that’s a fairly minor tremor but was felt nonetheless," he said.

“It was felt by people and would have been felt by animals. Our systems pick up very minute tremors. We are very keen to hear from people and if people could share their experiences with us then we would ask them to get it touch."

If you experienced the earthquake in Donegal, you can find the questionnaire here.