North Korean 'bomb' tremor was felt in Wexford, Galway and Donegal

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un

The 'bomb' tested by North Korea on January 6 was picked up by sensors in three areas of Ireland.

Authorities in Pyongyang claimed that it was a Hydrogen bomb but experts in the field believe it is more likely that the detonation was in fact a less powerful atomic bomb.

Whatever it was, it was felt in Ireland by the Irish National Seismic Network.

The Wexford People reports that the seismic station in Wexford picked up an unusual 'event at 1.41am that morning and stations in Donegal and Galway also picked up the same 'event'.

The paper quotes Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies' Colin Hogg who says the recorded activity is consistent with the announced bomb test by North Korea.

They say that the test was the equivalent of a 5.1 magnitude earthquake.

Back in February 2013, another nuclear bomb test by the secretive state was picked up by sensors in Dublin and Donegal. That test was estimated as being equivalent to a 4.9 on the Richter scale earthquake.