Donegal hit by overnight earthquake that was 'felt throughout' the county
Did you feel it?
An earthquake occurred in Donegal at around 12.30 am on Saturday morning (6 May), experts have confirmed.
In a statement, the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN) said that the earthquake had a magnitude of 2.5, meaning it would be classified as minor, and occurred at a depth of approximately 5km near Glenveagh National Park in the north of the county.
Along with recording the event via its seismic stations, the INSN states that it received reports that the earthquake was "felt throughout the Donegal area." This includes in the towns An Fál Carrach, Ballybofey and Letterkenny.
Any followers in Donegal feel an Earthquake last night?
At 00:32 UTC on the 6th of May 2023 an M2.5 earthquake occurred at a depth of approximately 5 km. The event occurred near Glenveagh National Park in northern Donegal, Ireland (see map below). The Irish Nation Seismic… pic.twitter.com/OI9qKyv7h8
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) May 6, 2023
In a Twitter post, weather expert Alan O’Reilly from Carlow Weather asked his Donegal followers if any of them felt the earthquake.
While some said they or their families slept through it, others reported hearing a "rumble". Meanwhile, one commenter posted a photo of an overturned garden chair, joking in the caption: "We will rebuild."
We will rebuild! pic.twitter.com/wAp84bk4Z4
— Insubstantial Pageant (@Baseless_Fabric) May 6, 2023
Those who did feel the earthquake have been urged to fill out a questionnaire about it to the INSN at this link.
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