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Investigations into the earthquake recorded on the seismometer in the Ballybofey area

An investigation has been launched after a minor earthquake reading was recorded in Donegal last night.

Many people heard the sound of what appeared to be an earthquake in and around Ballybofey just before 9pm last night.

Local schoolteacher Brendan O’Donoghue, who operates the seismometer equipment at St Columba’s College in Stranorlar, confirmed that a very clear signal was shown on the equipment at the time.

He is now calling on anyone who has heard a similar sound to tell what they experienced.

Brendan revealed: “At 8:48pm last Thursday, May 2, my children ran down the stairs and asked me if I had heard the sound of snow sliding off the roof.

“I hadn’t heard anything, but I checked the seismometers and found a very clear and very local signal, probably 10 kilometers from Ballybofey, judging by the seismogram.”

Brendan has recorded earthquakes from around the world that are normally recorded on the school’s seismometer equipment.

He is now asking anyone who heard or felt what they thought was an earthquake to contact him at [email protected].

Investigations into the earthquake recorded on the seismometer in the Ballybofey area was last modified: May 3, 2024 by Staff Writer