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The force and danger of the mighty Atlantic lashing the Mayo coastline, which was all too evident in recent weeks, has prompted one Westport councillor to call for an emergency drill to be prepared and practised in the event of a tsunami striking here.
The announcement this week of the redrafting of the EU constituencies for next year’s European Parliament elections has seen Mayo included in the new Midlands, North and West four seat constituency which stretches all the way from the Atlantic coast to the Irish Sea. Ireland has lost one seat in the parliament thanks to the accession of Croatia to the European Union, which has led to the redrawing of the boundaries and a reduction in a number of constituencies from four to three.
Mayo was “All Shook Up” on Wednesday morning when an off-shore earthquake was felt across large parts of the west and north of the county. The quake which registered four on the Richter Scale, was the second-largest earthquake recorded in either Ireland or Britain after a 5.4 magnitude earthquake in 1984. Wednesday’s off-shore ‘quake was recorded 60km west of Belmullet at a depth of 3km, shortly before 9am. The tremors from the quake were felt well inland, with numerous members of the public reporting objects moving and shaking in homes and others describing the sensation of the earthquake as like a large truck passing very close by.
Showcasing science on a grand scale, the Irish event, Sea2Sky, takes place in Salthill, Galway on September 23.
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