About an hour ago, I heard a low rumbling noise that seemed to resonate throughout the entire house. At first, I thought that it was thunder or some sort of loud truck. However, after logging onto Facebook, I could see that a number of other people throughout Wexford Town and Rosslare Harbour were reporting that they had also heard the noise and that it felt as though the earth beneath them was shaking / vibrating. Here’s a seismogram reading from a Welsh station in Pembroke, which seems to confirm everyone’s suspicions (although initial readings from the Irish National Seismic Network have been inconclusive):
People on Twitter were also quick to report on the natural disaster:
Breaking News: Earthquake in Wexford, richter scale not yet known, although tiny, it was a scary experience for people here!
— Michaela Troy (@MichaelaTroy) March 18, 2014
Earthquake in Wexford? Oh, hope the cows didn’t fall over
— Dave Warro. (@DaveWarro) March 18, 2014
#Wexford just felt an earth tremor here in Tagoat. Anyone else experience that?
— Karol Jackson OShea (@menapiaproperti) March 18, 2014
Earthquake in Wexford eh?
— David (@_davidlegrand) March 18, 2014
It was even felt in Enniscorthy, which is further north:
That earthquake in Enniscorthy about 15mins ago has left me shaken but not stirred. #Wexford
— Liam Ruth (@liamruth) March 18, 2014
Anyone confirm whether what we have witnessed in Wexford is an earth tremor of some sort?
— Vincent Byrne (@vincentabyrne) March 18, 2014
Did anyone else feel that earthquake around Wexford??
— South East Radio (@SouthEastRadio) March 18, 2014
anybody out there in #wexford feel the earthquake? any specific town?
— Damien_Ward (@Damien_Ward) March 18, 2014
— shane murphy (@YourAuldWan) March 18, 2014
Just had a little earthquake here in Wexford it seems
— Gary Oflynn (@efc1967) March 18, 2014
— Cian (@cianoriain) March 18, 2014
Worlds smallest tremor has everyone diving for hyperbole here in Wexford! Having been in a 6.8 back in 2001 it’s not worth mentioning!
— Max Power (@markpower1978) March 18, 2014
Wexford earthquake was very traumatic, make me pause mid-sentence and look quizzically out the window.
— Coco Cullinan (@cokesinabox) March 18, 2014
Was reading about the earthquake in Wexford and the electricity went, thought it was the apocalypse oh my days
— Lauren (@LaurenRoee) March 18, 2014
Lord jesus wexford has a tiny earthquake and my whole facebook news feed goes mad with “what the hell was that”
— Reece Breslin™ (@ReeceBreslin) March 18, 2014
— Jason Goodison (@JasonGoodison) March 18, 2014
And my personal favourite:
Earthquake in Wexford. News reports suggest it was a 5.7 on the bejasuz lads it be grand scale.
— MonoChromeArt (@MonoChromeIrl) March 18, 2014
What efforts will you be taking to help rebuild the county?