Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by longers, 27 Feb 2008.
I'm convinced we've just had one.
East of Manchester area.
Just another car alarm.
Or was Mrs Longers a bit friskier tonight?
It's on the news. The earth really did move.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 00:56:45 UTC
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 12:56:45 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location53.321°N, 0.314°WDepth10 km (6.2 miles) set by location programRegionENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOMDistances50 km (30 miles) S of Kingston upon Hull, England, UK
70 km (45 miles) NE of Nottingham, England, UK
80 km (50 miles) E of Sheffield, England, UK
205 km (125 miles) N of LONDON, United Kingdom
We felt it in Lancashire - felt like somebody had nudged our bed quite hard. The radiators cracked like they do when warming up and the ceiling creaked.
See also: http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/index.html
We felt it in Leeds. Sounds really stupid now but I thought it was the wind as we had really strong winds last night. We were asleep but it felt like the whole building shook, the wardrobe doors rattled!
Felt it in Norfolk. I was woken, as was Mr Wafflycat. There was a low but loud rumbling, and the house shook for a second or so. Yes, heard the internal 'crack' of stuff moving. Poor Waffles refused to budge from my side for the rest of the night, but the two boycats were utterly unconcerned. I immediately put the TV news on, as I wondered if it was an earthquake or another Buncefield, as I was woken by that noise in 2005
This has been good grounds for sticking it to my German colleagues. They had a 4 point something earthquake on the Richter scale in the Saarland a couple of days ago, nobody injured. It was however a tacky sort of earthquake being the result of coalmining operations in the region. I have been able to point out that ours was:
a. Natural i.e. the real thing.
b. Bigger on the Richter scale.
c. We managed to get somebody injured.
They are all now having a think to see if they can manage some sort of Teutonic one upmanship.
Keep up the good work UK!!
Why can't the journos just say 4.7 Richter ?
Because it was a 5.3 according to the British Geological Survey?
Teutonic Plates Uber Alles?
Who set the alarm for 1:00AM?!
We felt it in S Leics too - a few years ago we were only 5 miles from the epicentre of the dudley earthquake and that was far scarier. Furniture rocking backwards and forwards and banging on the wall, that kind of thing...interestingly also at 1am!
I think the beeb said 5.2, they were getting texts and emails about it aparrently somebody in Aberdeenshire claimed to have felt it?
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