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2017-05-18, Earthquake in Irish Sea, M1.3

An earthquake with magnitude ML 1.3 occurred on the 18th May 2017 at 23:04:12 UTC in the Irish Sea. The epicentral location of this event is 53.05N, 5.49 W, about 40km off the Wicklow coast, see map below.

The earthquake was detected by seismic stations of the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN) and the British Geological Survey (BGS), see seismograms below.

The epicentre is close to the location where a similar earthquake with magnitude ML 0.9 occurred on the 10th March 2017, see here for more information. Real-time information of automatic INSN event detections can be accessed  on the INSN homepage at https://www.insn.ie/events.

T. Blake from DIAS Geo discussing Irish earthquakes on BBC Radio Ulster (in Irish) bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05…

DIAS Geophysics scholars join their colleagues at the 2017 DIAS Research Forum

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Dr Florian LePape presents his results on seismic noise in the geomarine environment offshore Ireland @iCRAGcentre @MarineInst #EGU17

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@dias_geophysics scholar, Andrea Licciardi has been awarded with the OSPP (Oustanding Student Poster and PICO) at #EGU17 in Vienna

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