Three quakes in three weeks hit the same area of north Donegal in 2010.
David Galloway from the British Geological Survey admitted: “We simply don’t know for certain what will happen. We might not see another earthquake like this for some time.
“However it is just as likely that there is a repeat of the cluster of a couple of years ago and we could one, two or more earthquakes in and around Lough Swilly where the Lennan Fault runs.
“The epicentre was around Portsalon, and that’s only a few miles away from previous earthquakes in that area.”
Hundreds of people were shaken out of their beds over a wide area from Letterkenny to Buncrana and in many areas in between shortly after 1am on Thursday by a 2.2 Richter Scale quake.
Schools in Buncrana and Stranorlar were able to pick up the readings on specialist equipment used in geology classes.
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The earthquake has sparked a thousand jokes and hundreds of funny posts on the internet.
The latest – and one of the funniest – is this picture below:
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