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Irish National Seismic Network

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The Geophysics Section within DIAS operates and maintains the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN), since 2018 with support from the Geological Survey Ireland (GSI). The INSN has operated since 1978 and currently comprises six permanent seismic stations. Station DSB is operated in collaboration with the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ, Germany) and station VAL is operated in collaboration with Met Eireann and GFZ. Data are transmitted from the seismic stations in real-time to the INSN data centre located in 5 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 and to our international partners GFZ, the British Geological Survey (BGS), ORFEUS and IRIS.

For more information on the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN) please go to https://www.insn.ie/

The INSN has 6 seismic stations

Are there earthquakes in Ireland? The answer is yes!

Map of the recorded earthquakes since 1980 until the present day (last update 30.4.2019)

For further information please contact:

Dr Martin Möllhoff, Director of Seismic Networks, martin@dias.ie, tel. +353-1-6535147 ext. 218, www.dias.ie/martin

Prof. Chris Bean, Head of the Geophysics Section and Director of the School of Cosmic Physics, chris.bean@dias.ie, tel. +353-1-6535147 ext. 224