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3.1 Quake Hits Wales  
User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

Just wondering if anyother A.net members felt the tremor in North Wales.
Tremor lasted 3.1 on the Richter scale and was located 9 miles deep, the epicentre was between Llandudno and Caernarfon area, and it was felt up to 40 miles inland.
The quake wasnt the biggest the UK has seen, the biggest in Wales was 5.4 in 1984 near the town of Nefyn, reportedly in this instance it could have been the result of magmatic gasses escaping to the surface that could have contributed to that quake as residents reported seeing "glowing lights" on one of the mountains near to the town.
Also Wales history especially the North and NW parts is made from Volcanic and Tectonic forces, and a few million years ago Snowdon was once a active volcano.
Goes to show the forces that created the Welsh land are still at play today, and that its a constant reminder of the shifting Earth we live on.

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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

Has it caused any improvements?


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User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

lol Banco not that ive heard of, smashed a few windows, toppled a bookcase, probobally caused a few small landslips but nothing too significant geologically, probobally moved parts of North Wales North by about a few inches or so.

User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 759 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1044 times:
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Interesting comment about seeing "glowing lights" on the side of a mountain. I didn't realize that gases could escape like that and cause a glow. That would be interesting to see.

We are constantly reminded of our changing earth, aren't we?



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

Rumours are that some farmers and sheep fell down the hill connected to each other.
Pe@rson has not been seen since  Big grin



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User currently offlineCON207 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 292 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

Have they found Pe@rson yet?... j/k.  Laugh out loud

The British Isles aren't THAT far away from a major plate that runs northwards up the Atlantic and straight under ICELAND. I was watching a programme on Sky about the formation of Iceland and it appears from goelogical evidence that this island was formed from a hot plume that burst to the surface thousands,possibly millions of years ago and is the reason why there is still so much volcanic activity today there.  Wow!
There are still many fault lines that run along the British Isles and its no surprise that tremors will keep occuring.
The Great Glen Fault in Scotland is still quite active but not too much to alarm anyone greatly.
I remember the TWO that struck here in the Midlands area about two years ago. Luckily there was minor damage and no casualties!
There are hundreds of tremors happening all the time but we don't feel many of them and this is a DAILY occurence.
Just thankful we dont get anything like the 9.0 on the Richter Scale in the tsunami disaster.

Regards
Sue



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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 998 times:

Are we sure it just wasn't a heard of sheep moving all at once away from GKirk's advances?


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 983 times:

and that its a constant reminder of the shifting Earth we live on.

You know I would've thought that small tsunami at Christmas was enough..

Small earthquakes happen all the time, its a fact of life. This quake was absolutely nothing, but as the UK is such a horrifically boring place it has to make news.


User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 979 times:

If an earthquake leveled Wales.. How long would it take the civilized world to notice?

User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 961 times:

Just thankful we dont get anything like the 9.0 on the Richter Scale in the tsunami disaster.

We dont get 9.0s in the UK but we occasionally every 100 years get a 6.0 or higher, unfortunately in the English Channel zone where the fault-line is created from UK separating from France.
Worrying for me is that the epicentre isnt too far from the Channel Tunnel so should there be one soon (which will be highly likely) then im afraid I dont know how the tunnel would cope structurally, id imagine being built of concrete in sedimentary rocks it wouldnt hold "too well", maybe stay intact but structually it wouldnt be useable.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 949 times:

Where? It's not on the map.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsww/

(Damned link brackets thingies don't work!)

[Edited 2005-02-15 19:48:31]

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12334 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 913 times:
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3.1 earthquake. Thats nothing. In mid Janurary WLG had 8 earthquakes in 10 hours, from 3.4 to 5.3 on the scale

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 906 times:

I was about to say....baby quake.

You do realize that the Richter Scale is exponential.



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User currently offlineZOTAN From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 896 times:

Can you even feel a 3.1?

User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 895 times:

Shake-a-shake-a-shake-a

You could get a higher reading on the Richter by jumping up and down on a concrete floor...  Wink/being sarcastic



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User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 888 times:

3.1 is nothing on a worldwide scale, but in the UK which only see's about 3 or 4 (3.0's) a year its quite significant, most people wouldnt think of the UK as Quake prone but just about anywhere with fault lines can be "active" on a smaller scale..you dont have to be in Ca or Japan to feel quakes as the whole earth slowly moves.
In 3 years the UK has been hit by quite a few "shallow" quakes, namely Dudley, Manchester and now Wales..the Frequency is slightly increasing but not the size of the quakes, its just stress being relieved on the European quake as it moves Northwards, nothing too much to worry about in the short-term...thousands or millions of years however (if humans live that long), the channel tunnel would have "snapped" in 2 unless it was constantly upgraded to cope with the "drift" and the UK will be in a far colder climate like Northern Sweden is today.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 840 times:

Just had a 4.8 here in Anchorage today.

Heard it long before I felt it.



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User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1068 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 830 times:

A very active day today in Anchorage. Started off with the 4.8. Then had many little ones and another 3.8 or 4.1, not sure what they called it but had one of those around 5.

Dinker



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