02-27-2008, 03:34 PM
my house shook like f last night at 1am ...never experienced anything like it before
02-27-2008, 03:36 PM
I did not know that England had earthquakes. Talk to Socal about survival after an earthquake.....
02-27-2008, 03:38 PM
i didnt until this morning
02-27-2008, 03:41 PM
02-27-2008, 04:09 PM
Dam, good thing you weren't hurt.
02-27-2008, 04:14 PM
think there was one injury somewhere in england..wasnt as bad you get or japanetc but sure was a surprise and a moment of concern.My fiancee woke and askd what the hell it was and i said thought it was the gales.
02-27-2008, 05:23 PM
Glad you are ok, blue!! I'm expecting to see you at a tailgate in the next year or two again!! ;D
02-27-2008, 05:45 PM
thats the plan k thats the plan....2010 or 11 for def
02-27-2008, 05:53 PM
there was a 6.2 earthquake near a good friend of mine in Notheast Nevada...hes from North Dakota so he couldn't believe it when it was happening..it wasn't near as bad where he was at though..turns out it was the biggest in Nevada history!!
02-27-2008, 06:02 PM
Here's more about it...
Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- England was hit by a magnitude-5.2 earthquake, the biggest recorded in the U.K. since 1984, damaging buildings and sending shockwaves as far afield as Southampton and Scotland.
The quake hit at 12:56 a.m. local time about 5 miles (8 kilometers) east of the town of Market Rasen in Lincolnshire, eastern England, the British Geological Survey said in a statement on its Web site.
``I was in a very deep sleep when the bedroom started to shake, and there was a rumbling noise,'' Kevin Kerr, owner of the Limes Country House Hotel in Market Rasen said today in a telephone interview, adding that he didn't immediately realize it was an earthquake. ``Items were falling off cabinets and toiletries fell off the bathroom shelves.''
The quake was the largest in the U.K. since a 5.4-magnitude temblor hit the Lleyn Peninsula in Wales in 1984, the BGS said. Residents of London, 125 miles to the south, were jolted awake, and chimneys and walls were damaged across Lincolnshire and in South Yorkshire, where one man was injured by falling masonry.
The survey group earlier reported the magnitude as 5.3. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake as magnitude 4.7 and said it was 6.2 miles deep. Bennett Simpson, a seismologist with the U.K. agency, said such quakes typically hit the U.K. every 10 to 20 years.
``It's not particularly big in terms of a world context, but in terms of the U.K., it's a significant event,'' Simpson said today in a telephone interview. ``We've had reports it was felt as far north as southern Scotland and Newcastle and as far south as Southampton. It was widely felt in London.''
`Swamped' Phone Lines
A 19-year-old man in Wombwell, northern England, suffered an injury to his leg when he was hit by bricks from a chimney, Adrian Waites, a spokesman for South Yorkshire police said in a phone interview. Chimneys were also downed in the towns of Bolton upon Dearne and Thurnscoe, both near Barnsley, he said.
Police phone lines in Lincolnshire were ``swamped'' in the hour following the temblor, with almost 200 emergency calls and 326 non-emergency calls, Deborah Tinsley, a spokeswoman for the county's police force, said in a telephone interview from Nettleham, northeast of Lincoln. Buildings across the county were damaged, including in Gainsborough, Louth and Boston, she said.
``The damage is mainly loose masonry, chimney pots falling down and rubble in various places,'' Tinsley said. ``Luckily we've had no injuries that we've been told about.''
Criss-Crossed by Faults
The BGS said it records about 200 earthquakes in the U.K. every year and that about 25 are felt by people. The agency said it was ``inundated with calls from the public, media and emergency services throughout England.''
Lincolnshire hasn't experienced any major quakes in recent years, and the last temblor in the area approaching the scale of today's was a magnitude-4.2 event in 1755, Glenn Ford, a BGS seismologist, said in a telephone interview.
Scientists are still trying to identify along which fault the earthquake occurred, Phil Wilby, a geologist with the survey group said in a telephone interview. While the European nation is criss-crossed by many faults, there are none of the scale of the San Andreas in California, he said.
``The U.K. is cut by literally hundreds, if not thousands of faults of different size, activity and age,'' Wilby said. ``Most of the candidates for last night's earthquake were probably at their most active during the Carboniferous period, about 350 million years ago.''
02-27-2008, 06:30 PM
Here's more about it...
. ``Most of the candidates for last night's earthquake were probably at their most active during the Carboniferous period, about 350 million years ago.''
same day as al davis was born and bob saw his pecker
02-27-2008, 06:31 PM
earthquakes in wierd spots. they had an earthquake out near texas creek a few weeks ago.