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Earthquake!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by longers, 27 Feb 2008.

  1. longers

    longers Veteran

    I'm convinced we've just had one.
    East of Manchester area.




    :thumbsup:
     
  2. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Just another car alarm.
     
  3. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Or was Mrs Longers a bit friskier tonight? :thumbsup:
     
  4. surfgurl

    surfgurl New Member

    Location:
    Somerset
    It's on the news. The earth really did move.
     
  5. surfgurl

    surfgurl New Member

    Location:
    Somerset
    Magnitude4.7Date-TimeLocation53.321°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


    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2008nyae.php
     
  6. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

  7. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    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!

    Amazing!
     
  8. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    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
     
  9. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    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!!
     
  10. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Why can't the journos just say 4.7 Richter ?
     
  11. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Because it was a 5.3 according to the British Geological Survey?
     
  12. ASC1951

    ASC1951 Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Teutonic Plates Uber Alles?
     
  13. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    Who set the alarm for 1:00AM?!
     
  14. 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!
     
  15. I think the beeb said 5.2, they were getting texts and emails about it aparrently somebody in Aberdeenshire claimed to have felt it?