Over 250 people have reported Saturday’s earthquake

THE Irish National Seismic Network is urging people across Donegal who felt the earthquake this weekend to file a report on their website.

So far, over 250 people have reported that they felt or heard the earthquake across Donegal.

The 2.5 magnitude earthquake occurred near Glenveagh National Park in northwest Donegal, in the early hours of Saturday morning.


The tremor which was detected 5km below ground was recorded by seismic stations across the country.

The INSN, which is operated by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) has received reports that the earthquake which took place shortly after midnight was felt right across the county, including in Ballybofey, Inishowen and Falcarragh.

Some people who felt the tremor have reported that the earthquake made their house shake whilst others said it sounded like a loud crash of thunder that woke them from their sleep.

The earthquake was also detected by several Raspberry Shake seismometers operated by citizens and schools across the country.

It was detected in Sligo, Antrim and Dublin. Reporting a seismic event is important as it helps the INSN to collect critical information regarding the felt extent of events.

Therefore the body is appealing for members of the public who felt the event to consider making a brief report via its website,

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