Updated: Earthquake measuring 2.2 hits north Donegal

An earthquake measuring 2.2 on the Richter scale has struck north Donegal.

Many listener contacted Highland Radio this moring having experienced the small earthquake overnight.

Tremors was felt in areas including Kerrykeel/Fanad,  Downings, Letterkenny and Buncrana.

The British Geological Survey confirms that their equipment in Buncrana recorded a magnitude 2.2 earthquake at 1.04 this morning. The quake's measured depth was 3km.

Highland listener Mary was at home in Glencar when the tremors struck, she describes what happened:

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David Galloway, from the British Geological Survey explains what happened last night:

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