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2024-05-16, M1.5, Rockall Trough

At 23:39:33 UTC on the 16th of May 2024 an M1.5 earthquake occurred in the Rockall Trough, in the North Atlantic ocean (see green circle on map below). The event occurred at a depth of about 14km. The earthquake locates approximately 150km northwest of Donegal, and about 35km south of the Hebrides Terrace Seamount. Earthquakes are regularly detected in this region, of which the largest was magnitude M4.0, occurring in April 1980.

The event was recorded and located by the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN) and can be seen in the waveforms plotted below. Station ‘DGL2’ in western Donegal commenced operation on 18th April 2024, and has already recorded several local earthquakes.

Past Seismograms
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Past Spectrograms
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IMAY - Mayo