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      CommentAuthorGreg SBB!
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2008
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    BBC now reporting it as a 5.3
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    'Small Earthquake In Lincolnshire, Not Many Dead'?

    Nothing in Hampshire, guess London soaked it all up. Then I have a railway line behind my house so wouldn't have noticed anyway.
    • CommentAuthorMidweeker
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2008
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    I even felt this down in Bristol, albeit not very strongly.
    I initially thought my cat was sharpening his claws on the end of my bed (he's a big cat), but then realised he was sat on the end of it, looking confused
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    Ah, I didn't feel it at all. I was probably asleep!
    @DarkKnightJRK: We do have a small fault running near the south of England. Earthquakes are rare in the UK, but they do happen. I think I remember one a decade or so back.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2008 edited
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    Paul: Huh. Well, learned something already today.

    OctEgon:
    "Yes, when all the turds are washed away
    All it will leave is Arizona Bay." :D
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    All I experienced here in London were some toys that inexplicably fell over... I didn't even feel a tremor.
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      CommentAuthorliquidcow
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2008
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    There aren't any major fault lines in England, but this one was apparently what is known as an Intraplate Earthquake - one that occurs in the middle of a tectonic plate rather than the edge - much more rare than an Interplate Earthquake. So at least we learned something new today.

    I guess I was asleep at the time, didn't notice anything at all. When I came in to uni this morning, someone said to me 'did you feel the earthquake last night?', and I just kind of looked at him, trying to figure out if he was making some kind of joke or what... then everyone else started talking about it too. I kind of wish I had been awake now.
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    I was awake during the mini-quake. What with the near gale force winds we've been having in West Yorkshire, it felt a bit like I was in the Wizard of Oz.
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      CommentAuthorMalsain
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2008
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    I totally slept through it to the amazement of my housemates, though I have been waking up with the crazy gales recently. Yorkshire is blustery indeed.
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    I live in stoke-on-trent and we felt it here. most of my mates slept through it though
    • CommentAuthorzenbullet
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2008
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    I love earthquakes. I had a tv fall on my head during the Northridge earthquake.
    {some have claimed this explained much about me}

    And I think the chances of Cali falling into the drink in my lifetime is about the same as Arizona getting hit by a large enough meteor to create Arizona Bay.
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      CommentAuthorVespers
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2008
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    And I think the chances of Cali falling into the drink in my lifetime is about the same as Arizona getting hit by a large enough meteor to create Arizona Bay.

    Either one of which happenings would be pure awesome. I mean, honestly.
    • CommentAuthorAlexa_D
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2008
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    That's funny, I'm here in south London, but didn't feel a thing. But my friend up in York called me frantically.

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