Two earthquakes hit the Irish Sea over the weekend

Aftershocks from two earthquakes that hit the Irish Sea on Sunday may be felt for several days to come, experts have warned

Two earthquakes struck the Irish Sea on Sunday – the first at 5.30am measured 2.4 on the Richter scale and a stronger second one at 10am had a magnitude of 3.3.

Director Tom Blake of the Irish National Seismic Network, told the BBC, “It is impossible to tell if stronger earthquakes will occur in the coming days and weeks, but aftershocks can be expected even if most, if not all, will be too weak to be felt.”

According to the Irish National Seismic Network, the largest British earthquake to date struck by Dogger Bank in the North Sea off the east coast of England in 1931, with a magnitude of 6.1.

The latest earthquakes were felt in Fleetwood, Blackpool, Poulton-le-Fylde and Thornton-Cleveleys, and Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria.

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