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Speer

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#11 11 years ago

There was an earthquake near Great Brittan, if that's what you mean. EARTHQUAKE LINK




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#12 11 years ago

I am proud to say i slept through the earthquake!




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#13 11 years ago

Maybe it's those pesky dragon eggs hatching like in Reign of Fire. Seriously though, I didn't know the UK had frequent or occasional large earthquakes. The one you're describing sounds like at least a 6.0 quake or bigger. We have a few fault lines under the metropolis area where I live in NW USA, but the one they are most concerned about is the long one offshore, which they speculate could cause a devastating mega-thrust quake of tidal wave proportions. We're talking a 9.0 quake. Part of what makes them speculate this is that over 300 yrs ago there was a tectonic plate shift, evidenced by salt sediment hundreds of meters inland. They say it was bad enough to cause the entire ocean level to drop several meters. This combined with the frequency of modern day quakes in our area makes them conclude that we are overdo for a huge 9.0 level quake. One of the problems with such a thing is there has never been something like an offshore mega-thrust quake happen near a large city anywhere in the world in all of history, making it hard to predict the results. I wonder if it would help if we all tip toed. You add to that the Mount St. Helens volcanic eruption of 1980 and Mt. Rainier being fragile and more and more active and we may end up having more than our share of natural disasters.




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#14 11 years ago

We get a lot of earthquakes where I live:rolleyes:;)




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#15 11 years ago
Speer;4238893There was an earthquake near Great Brittan, if that's what you mean. EARTHQUAKE LINK

Near? The annotation of the first image at the very start of the page says the epicenter was in Dudley :Puzzled:

I woke up, but only because a glass in the kitchen fell off the table ans smashed...




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#16 11 years ago

HimoHawk;4238958Near? The annotation of the first image at the very start of the page says the epicenter was in Dudley :Puzzled:

I woke up, but only because a glass in the kitchen fell off the table ans smashed...

Um, ya, just a grammatical error.




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#17 11 years ago

Well, I didn't feel anything. I was either fast asleep, or it simply wasn't that strong around my area.




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#18 11 years ago

it was 4.8 the article says. i guess i have never really heard much at all about earthquakes in the UK. if it was capable of causing damage i dont see how you guys sleep through it.

just a little south west of Kentucky in 1811-1812 there was the largest quake ever recorded in US (mainland, excluding Alaska) history. It was said to have been 8.0+, that is estimated on the extensive damage to towns and eye witness accounts. many accounts say that several large rivers, including the Ohio, flowed backwards, and entire lakes emptied as the water flew into the air and over flowed the banks. others say that the air was instantly filled with sulfuric fumes and it became dark because of the debris shooting from craters which opened up in the ground and people were flung into the air by the shacking of the ground.




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#19 11 years ago

If it scored eight, it is a LOT more powerful than the one that hit the UK.

The points along the richter scale double for every whole number they move along.

For example, if an earthquake scores 5 on the Richter scale, it is twice as powerful as a 4. And a 6 is twice as powerful as a 5, and so on.




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#20 11 years ago
instantly filled with sulfuric fumes and it became dark because of the debris shooting from craters which opened up in the ground

Aren't you a little over doing it? When did the earthquake take place? I sure didn't feel it and I live close to Kentucky.