More than 30 dead as new quake hits southern Ireland
A powerful earthquake hit southern Ireland on Friday night, sending tremors down the coast and causing damage to some homes and buildings.
The powerful quake struck at about 11:30pm local time (18:30 GMT) in the city of Kildare, about 20 miles (32 kilometres) west of Kinsale.
A man is taken away by ambulance after a huge quake in Kildaren.
A woman cries as a man tries to help her after a big quake in a house in Kinsolegan, Co Kildares south-west of Dublin, on January 26, 2017.
A huge quake has struck southern Ireland, sending waves crashing down onto houses and cars and injuring people.
A big quake hit the northern Irish city of Londonderry at about 1.30am local time on Friday.
Residents in the town of Lincs, on the south coast of the island of Ireland, reported that a car on the road had been knocked over.
People walk in the rain as they wait to get out of the coastal town of Limerick after a massive earthquake struck in the coastal city of Cork on January 25, 2017, as people evacuated their homes to get away from the quake.
People gather around a collapsed house as they gather around water to help with their flood damage after a quake in Cork, Ireland, on Monday, January 27, 2017Source: AFP / Brendan SmialowskiThe quake was so strong that people had to be evacuated from their homes in Lincz in County Kildarel, Co. Kildaria, after reports of heavy rainfall.
The Irish Times reported that at least 30 people were injured in Londor, including at least one man who was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.
A small tsunami was also reported off the coast of Lisca, Co Meath, and the Seacoast, the Irish Times said.
Ireland’s Defence Forces said there were no immediate reports of casualties, but they were concerned about the number of people being evacuated from the country.
“Our first concern is the safety of people,” a spokesperson for the Defence Forces told the Irish Independent.
Our thoughts are with people affected by the earthquake.”