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4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits The South Eastern UK  
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11667 posts, RR: 60
Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

A reasonably large Earthquake, certainly for the UK, has occurred in the South East of England this morning. Some reports of structural damage, but news reports are still fairly vague.

Hopefully no-one has been seriously injured.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Maps/region/Europe.php

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/6602677.stm


Dan 


Edit - news link.

[Edited 2007-04-28 15:03:30]


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

CNN was just reporting the magnitude upgraded to 4.7. Is that unusual for the UK?

We get quakes here all the time - had a 4.2 last Wednesday morning at 0236. Strangely enough, it woke me up.

I hope no major damage there.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11667 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
CNN was just reporting the magnitude upgraded to 4.7. Is that unusual for the UK?

It's not too common that we get anything over about 2 or 3 on the Richter scale. Not sure exactly what it measured in at, the BBC initially said 4.7, then changed it to 4.3, but now they seem to have gone back to 4.7 - whichever, it's the largest in the British Isles for 5 years.

Previous Quakes, From BBC article:

December 2006 - Dumfries and Galloway (Magnitude 3.5)
September 2002 - Dudley, West Midlands (5.0)
October 2001 - Melton Mowbray (4.1)
September 2000 - Warwick (4.2)
April 1990 - Bishop's Castle, Shropshire (5.1)
July 1984 - Nefyn, north Wales (5.4)
June 1931 - in North Sea near Great Yarmouth (6.1)


Dan Smile



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

John Prescott fell off his chair again...

Thom@s



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User currently offlineOli80 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

I live in Maidstone, Kent and it woke me this morning. A few finely balanced items on my bookshelf had been knocked over too.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
Is that unusual for the UK?

Quite unusual really. An expert stated on the news this morning that we only get one this big in this part of the country every 7-10 years.


User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

Quoting Oli80 (Reply 4):
Quite unusual really. An expert stated on the news this morning that we only get one this big in this part of the country every 7-10 years.

It is definetely quite unusual, i read in a geographic article about the British Isles being one of the least prone to any natural disasters.



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User currently offlineAcheron From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1672 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 5):
It is definetely quite unusual, i read in a geographic article about the British Isles being one of the least prone to any natural disasters.

With the weather they have, who needs more disasters than that?.


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 854 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Any damages on the Chunnel???

Micke//  scared 



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 7):
Any damages on the Chunnel???

Nah, those leaks were already there...  Wink

Thom@s



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User currently offlineFerengi80 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 693 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1718 times:
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I remember a 4.1 tremor in Manchester in 2002. I was sat down and saw a ripple visibly move across the floor. Bloody perculiar sensation! But, believe it or not, not as rare a people think. We get smaller tremors (2 or 3 on the Richter Scale) quite regularly. But we average a larger tremor about once every five years. The largest ever earthquake to hit the UK was the 6.1 tremor already mentioned. However, it could happen again some day!


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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

I was born and brought up in the Folkestone area. Believe me, this has caused several hundred thousand pounds worth of improvements.  grumpy 


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User currently offlineSteve7E7 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 477 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

Quoting Oli80 (Reply 4):
I live in Maidstone, Kent and it woke me this morning

I was at work in Maidstone at the time and didn't notice a thing.

The first I knew of it was when I got home around lunchtime and it was headline news on Sky.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1603 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 2):
Previous Quakes, From BBC article:

December 2006 - Dumfries and Galloway (Magnitude 3.5)
September 2002 - Dudley, West Midlands (5.0)
October 2001 - Melton Mowbray (4.1)
September 2000 - Warwick (4.2)
April 1990 - Bishop's Castle, Shropshire (5.1)
July 1984 - Nefyn, north Wales (5.4)
June 1931 - in North Sea near Great Yarmouth (6.1)

Seem to have forgotten about one that happened near Longtown on 26th December 1979, which was 4.7 on the richter scale.

Quoting Banco (Reply 10):
I was born and brought up in the Folkestone area. Believe me, this has caused several hundred thousand pounds worth of improvements. grumpy

 rotfl 



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User currently offlineFerengi80 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 693 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1581 times:
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Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 5):
It is definetely quite unusual, i read in a geographic article about the British Isles being one of the least prone to any natural disasters.

We're more prone than you would think. We have several tornadoes each year, admittedly not as bas as in Tornado Alley, but still enough to cause damage. We are also prone to flooding, and have flash floods on a semi-frequent basis. Boscastle was one of the worst recently, and, of course, one has to quote Lynmouth, which suffered catastrophic flooding on 17 August 1952, in which 12 lives were lost. Coincidentally, the Boscastle incident happened exactly 52 years to the day after the Lynmouth floods.

We're also prone to serious storms coming off the Atlantic, the Great Storm of 1987 being a perfect example of this. The press billed this as a Hurricane, but this was not the case. For a Hurricane to be classified as so, it has to form in the tropics. This storm formed in the Bay of Biscay, off the coast of France. This storm can be categorised as a Stingjet, a recently discovered storm front that is shaped somewhat like a Scorpion's tail. The wind in the main part of the storm is usually pretty serious, gusting 60-80mph, whilst as the Stingjet passes over the gusts can average 120-140mph.

We might not have disasters on the same scale as the US, but for a small island we certainly get our fair share!



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

Breaking News !!!

BBC are now reporting that the cause of the earthquake was from JGPHXYZ123A stepping off a ferry and on to dry land at Folkestone at the weekend.

Reports suggest that minor tremors were felt in Glasgow as a result........



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

Quoting Ferengi80 (Reply 13):
We have several tornadoes each year, admittedly not as bas as in Tornado Alley, but still enough to cause damage

Some bright spark worked out that the UK gets more tornadoes in a year than anywhere else on earth; they're just usually too small to notice.

Quoting Cornish (Reply 14):
BBC are now reporting that the cause of the earthquake was from JGPHXYZ123A stepping off a ferry and on to dry land at Folkestone at the weekend.

Presumably Folkestone is now 200 feet beneath the waves.



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11667 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 14):
Reports suggest that minor tremors were felt in Glasgow as a result........

Sure that wasn't the result of Gkirk's beer and curry binge last night? Wink

Quoting Banco (Reply 15):
Some bright spark worked out that the UK gets more tornadoes in a year than anywhere else on earth; they're just usually too small to notice.

I think they also class waterspouts in that, which we do get a lot of - although funnily enough they usually stay over... well, water!


Dan Smile



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 16):
Sure that wasn't the result of Gkirk's beer and curry binge last night?

No that was the loud thunder heard in Folkestone followed by a toxic gas cloud that wiped out Western Scotland (hooray !) Big grin



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

Welcome to Britain County, California. We're sorry about the weather.

Please make sure to fasten your seat belts and drive carefully.


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