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This Mornings Earthquake

brad
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This Mornings Earthquake

Just had an earthquake. Hit my local area at 1am. Not sure if it hit anywhere else in the city / region. Not heard anything on the news. Anyone experience anything similar?
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brad
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Re: Ok that was random

Plusnet Staff
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Re: Ok that was random

Yep.. that freaked me out a bit.  The house really was shaking for a good few seconds; preceded by an almightly rumbling.  I've posted to the front-page http://community.plus.net/blog/2008/02/27/sheffield-shakes/ with a link the Sheffield Forum.  That was the first place I checked to make sure it just wasn't our foundations or something.  Looks like a wide area of Sheffield felt it.
Kev
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Earthquake !!!!!

Did anyone feel the tremors at 01:00 this morning. Watching TV and the house, floor started shaking, very scary.
Our cats were extremely scared.
It is on  Sky news now.
jmd
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Re: Ok that was random

Yes felt it here in Worksop [S81] 1am - it woke me up and shocked me as the whole house shivered................. I would not normally be on the internet at this time but now cannot settle!
BBC says reports coming in of quake West Midlands?
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Re: Earthquake !!!!!

Yep - the epicentre was in the Midlands too apparently so not all that far away from your part of the world. I felt it down in London, but it wasn't particularly strong, and didn't last the minute others have reported.
brad
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Re: Ok that was random

Yep Sky have said it's hit East Anglia, the Midland and the South. Very weird.
jmd
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Re: Earthquake !!!!!

felt it in Worksop and Sheffield- see general chit chat..............
frightening..................
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Re: Earthquake !!!!!

I felt it in Leicester.  My whole house shook.  Pretty frightening actually.
chino
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Registered: 27-06-2007

Re: Ok that was random

sad brad... just sad..
I was updating facebook and you were updating here... who is worst ?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7266136.stm
I think we are about at the same level lol
fusian
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Re: Earthquake !!!!!

It was a 4.7, I lived in the states off and on when I was younger and guess I'm used it.
It shook the house here a little but lasted less than 10 seconds. Its a little unusual but reminds me of the small tremor we has in 2002 with a Birmingham epicenter Smiley
I hope everyones ok and not too shook up. Hopefully no aftershock, but all smile, theres no reported casualties or anything, just glad I wasn't on the road Smiley
*hugs to everyone*
Hope your ok Kev!
Plusnet Staff
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Re: Ok that was random

No damage here but everything shuck about a minute in Chesterfield. Seems to be fairly wide spread from the reports I've seen and people I've spoken to.
brad
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Re: Ok that was random

Easy. You. This is a Community site where people read threads about topics. Facebook updates are not really read by anyone in particular.  Tongue
Anywho, Dave has informed me this is a 4.7 on the Richter scale.
Linky http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2008nyae.php#details
chino
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Registered: 27-06-2007

Re: Ok that was random

don't worry brad i was not trying to take your fire... I will now be a good boy and go back and watch my C4OD as i am watching skins.........
Tongue Roll eyes Grin Cheesy Wink Smiley
fusian
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Registered: 11-06-2007

Re: Earthquake !!!!!