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Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards

Although Ireland does not experience many direct effects of the Earth's most destructive natural hazards, we are indirectly affected by phenomena such as volcanic ash (e.g. the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland in 2010).

Other hazards, such as sinkholes, landslides and flooding are more frequent in Ireland.

Coastal erosion
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Further information about the above topics can be found in the Geohazards, Marine and Groundwater programmes pages. National Seismic Network (INSN) confirmed a M2.1 earthquake in Co Donegal on April 29 2019.29/04/2019 23:00:00 magnitude 2.4 earthquake occurred on the 7 April 2019 at 22:58:19 UTC (23:58:19 local time) 07/04/2019 23:00:00 City Geo-Environmental Challenges as addressed by Geological Survey Ireland10/07/2019 23:00:00 Quantification of salt-related sinkhole development and migration24/06/2019 23:00:00