Early this morning there was an earthquake off the coast of Wales that was reported in the Irish and UK media.
Back in 1984, a significantly larger earthquake off the coast of Wales affected Ireland, making the front page of the Irish Times.
Back in 2009 I wrote about the 1984 earthquake for the Irish Times‘s Irishman’s Diary:
The possibility that an earthquake would affect Ireland had previously seemed remote; an earthquake, or temblor, was something exotic – something that happened on the other side of the world – rather than something that shook you out of bed and made your house creak and sway on a Thursday morning. It was either that or you knew it as a metaphor: dramatic, seemingly life-changing news events were routinely referred to as being like an “earthquake”.
But when the earth moved, the earth really did move.