Wednesday, 29 May 2013

North Wales, shakes, rattles and rolls.

Many people in North Wales last night, had their sleep disturbed by the small matter of an earthquake. At around 4:20am Many people reported being woken by a loud bang, followed by a low rumbling, and loose doors rattling with the vibration. The quake was small, at only 3.8 magnitude, but still quite a rare occurrence for the UK, and was felt as far away as South East Ireland.

Porth Colmon, taken by Stephen Elwyn Roddick.

The quake's epicentre was believed to be in the Irish Sea, some way off Porth Colmon on the Llyn Peninsula. The director of the Irish National Seismic Network,Tom Blake said that the quake originated from a point 5 miles deep, and was followed by a few smaller aftershocks, but further significant tremors were unlikely.

The tremor was certainly very noticeable at my own house near Aberdaron. This was the first time I had ever experienced an earthquake, and I must say that being woken up by bangs, rumbles and rattling was a rather unsettling experience.

What was your experience of the quake? Let us know in the comments below.

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