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Co. Clare Earthquake – May 2010

Earthquake in Co. Clare, 6th May 2010


A small earth tremor was felt widely in North County Clare at 23.24 local time, in the region of Ennistymon and Inagh. Many people  in the region have been ringing the local radio stations with accounts of their experience. The tremor was recorded by the Irish National Seismic Network operated by the School of Cosmic Physics, in the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. It was recorded at stations in Valentia, Co Kerry and in the Dublin Mountains. Preliminary estimates suggest that the magnitude was approximately 2.6 on the Richter Scale. This is the first time that an earth tremor has been recorded in this region. If you have felt this tremor please record your experience by filling out this questionnaire.

The image is a recording of the earth tremeor as recorded by the station at Valentia Met Station, Caherciiveen, Co Kerry. Please click image to view it.