4.0 Magnitude Earthquake off the coast of Co. Mayo
On June 6th, 2012, at 07:58:13.9 UTC a moderate earthquake Mag 4.0 occurred in the Atlantic Ocean at location 54.151 -10.904, 100 km off Belmullet in Co Mayo.
There have been several reports from people having felt this event this event. The Mayo Earthquake was analysed at Met Eireann's Seismic monitoring station at Valentia Observatory, Caherciveen, Co. Kerry. The Seismology Station at Valentia is part of the Irish Seismic Network. From the analysis of the event the P wave took approximately 38 seconds to reach the Met Eireann facility at 07:58:51.71 UTC with the S wave occurring at 07:59:26.93 UTC. This part of Ireland is not known for Seismic activity and an event of this size is unusual for Ireland. The biggest earthquake felt in Ireland occurred on the 19th July, 1984 with a Mag 5.4, and was located off the coast of Wales.
More information on this earthquake can be found at http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=272042
Fig.1: The anaylsed earthquake showing the P and S waves
Fig 2: Seismic trace at Vealentia, June 7, 2012