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29 May 2013 – Earthquake off Welsh Coast, felt in Ireland

On 29th May, 2013 at 03:16:27.8 UTC an earthquake Mag ML3.8 occurred in the Irish Sea, off the Welsh Coast, location 52.879N, 4.764W and depth 11 Km.  The Irish National Seismic Stations recorded the event. There has been some felt reports in Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford.  If you felt this event please fill out our questionnaire.

The earthquake location is approximately 15 km west of the magnitude 5.4 earthquake that occurred on the Llyen peninsula on 19 July 1984. The latter quake was the largest ever recorded earthquake on mainland Britain and was felt throughout Ireland’s east coast, Wales and England. Aftershocks from the quake measured up to 4.3 on the Richter scale and some structural damage resulted along the east coast of Ireland.

DIAS press release for Welsh Coast event.

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INSN and BGS seismic traces