It is understood that Ireland felt a number of Vibrations during the devastating earthquake that rocked Italy last night.
The news comes after Professor Chris Bean of the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies revealed that high level equipment used by the institute discovered the tremors.
Prof Bean said the first vibration felt in Ireland was picked up at the Institute’s Wexford station. “In the middle of the night last night we detected vibrations at all of our (six) stations around the island,” he said.
“We traced it back to Italy, which coincides with the events we’ve heard about today.”
The Institute has six stations located nationwide including Dublin Mountains, the Valentia Observatory in Caherciveen, Co Kerry, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Inch Island, Co Donegal, Carrickbyrne Hill, Co Wexford and on the Cooley Peninsula, Co Louth.