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Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 1:36 am

Anyone just feel an earthquake in UK? 16:40 GMT. Only lasted a few sces but I thought my house was caving in!!
 
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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 1:50 am

I haven't felt anything here in Cambridge.....

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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 1:54 am

It would certainly be possible, seeing how as Scotland alone has four fault lines running across it.
 
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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 2:01 am

Felt nothing here, maybe you should lay off the Glann Marangy (sp.)
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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 2:10 am

Did you fart?
 
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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 2:14 am

YES!!!

I thought i was going crazy i was going to post something about it.

I am in Rutland (basically Leicestershire)

wow this is cool
 
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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 2:24 am

all my friends in my region agree! where are you from cheeks?
 
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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 2:44 am

The BBC reported a mild Earth tremor across the West Midlands.
 
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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 4:33 am

Did you fart?

YES!!!

Well that explains it then
 
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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 4:48 am

Earthquake experts are investigating a tremor measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale which was felt across Devon and Cornwall.
The tremor happened at around 0045BST on Friday, and lasted for several seconds.

Devon and Cornwall Police said they received more than 40 telephone calls from alarmed members of the public reporting tremors.

A spokesman said there were no reports of any injuries but there had been "three incidences of minor structural damage."

Jason Willoughby had just gone to bed at Pensilva near Liskeard, Cornwall, when the quake struck.

"We thought it was a lorry going down the road at first but then the house started to shake and it passed over the top of us," he said.

"We went outside to see what it was. We thought it was an aircraft or something of that nature, but there was nothing."

Mr Willoughby's partner Tanya Horrocks, who is seven and a half months pregnant, said the incident had been worrying.

"In quite a short space of time it got really loud and felt as if it went through the house but with it came a tremor," she said.

"It was scary, I was scared because it was so intense and not something we have experience before."

Another resident who suffered structural damage was Dave Turner, of Gunnislake in Cornwall.

He discovered that a four-foot-long crack had appeared in the upper storey of his home after the tremor.

The British Geological Survey estimates that the epicentre was in the Bristol Channel area, about 35km west of Hartland Point in north Devon. Quakes in the UK
150-200 occur each year, but only 10% are felt.
The strongest known onshore tremor (5.4) struck Lleyn, north Wales, in 1984.
The UK's west coast is more prone to earthquakes than NE Scotland and SE England.
Eleven people are known to have died in UK earthquakes since 1580.
The British Geological Survey has 140 seismic monitoring stations across the UK.

It described the quake as being "quite significant" for the UK, which has about 300 earthquakes a year.

It is the strongest tremor since last September, when an earthquake in Warwick measured 4.2 and was felt across central England.

An earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale shook Dumfries in Scotland on 13 May this year.

Six thousand earthquakes measuring more than 4.0 on the Richter scale occur in the world every year.

The largest earthquake in Britain was in 1931, off the Dogger Bank in the North Sea, which measured 6.1 on the Richter scale.

Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
 
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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 4:48 am

That source is the BBC.
Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
 
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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 5:22 am

We are talking about one TODAY
 
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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 5:31 am

that was caused by your FART
 
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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 5:35 am

Sorry.

Still a little unusual, though.
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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 5:54 am

http://www.gsrg.nmh.ac.uk/alert_info.htm

hope that helps. a light tremor.



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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 7:15 am

Mr Willoughby's partner Tanya Horrocks, who is seven and a half months pregnant, said the incident had been worrying.

Didn't realise there was an earthquake 7 and a half months ago  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 7:40 am

Nothing felt in SW Scotland.
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
 
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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 8:11 am

Even though Queen of the South are top of the League??

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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 8:49 am

Eventhough I'm in Canada, I always feels the earth shakes all the time...
 
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RE: Earthquake In UK?

Tue Oct 30, 2001 1:53 am

I felt it!

I was in Newark, inbetween Nottingham & Lincoln. I thought there was someone with a big drill outside!




29th October 2001
Earthquake rattles Notts


http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/news/2001_10/29/earthquake_main.jpg

Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire which felt the brunt of the earthquake

The British Geological Survey says an earthquake, which was felt across Nottinghamshire and the rest of the East Midlands, was the most powerful to hit the region for 250 years. It reached 3.8 on the Richter scale.

Minor structural damage was caused to buildings, but no-one is reported to have been hurt.

David Falvey, the Director of the British Geological Survey says the quake was down to a weakness in the earth's plates.

The events prompted scores of emergency calls, as people believed there had been an explosion.

No reports of injuries have been received, although hundreds of people rang police, wrongly believing the tremor to be an explosion.


Data from the British Geological Survey showing seismic readings when the earthquake struck
The epicentre of the quake - which reached 3.8 on the Richter scale - was near the village of Long Clawson in Leicestershire

Julian Bukits, a BGS assistant seismologist based in Edinburgh, said the quake struck at 1625 GMT.

Mr Bukits said the tremor was considerably smaller than an earthquake, centred on Warwick, which rocked the West Midlands on 23 September, 2000.

There was an earthquake, measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale, in Devon and Cornwall on 1 June, 2001.

Britain was hit by a similar quake once every two years on average, Mr Bukits said.



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Scotty

Tue Oct 30, 2001 8:40 am

Yeah, its great! I was at the game on saturday against Stranraer! Full house! Queens are going up!!!
















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