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18th March 2014 – Magnitude 2.6 event recorded off Wexford coast

18th March 2014 – Magnitude 2.6 event recorded off Wexford coast

wexford 20140318 mapOn 18th March 2014 at 20:45:15 UTC an earthquake of magnitude ML2.6 occured off the east Wexford coast, location 52.36N, 6.20W. This event was felt in the Wexford area and was recorded at Irish National Seismic Network (INSN) stations. See seismogram below.

This is a region of known seismicity in Ireland and the location and magnitude of this event are of an order that would be expected for this region.

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Geological Survey of Ireland about this earthquake.

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