Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 34.231.247.139

Forum Moderators: open

Message Too Old, No Replies

Earthquake in UK

anyone up and felt it?

     
1:35 am on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 6, 2003
posts:158
votes: 0


am in central London and felt my building wobble for a couple seconds.

if its coming from Birmingham (150 kms ish) would imagine it was a lot more noticeable there.

1:42 am on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 8, 2004
posts:1679
votes: 0


I am in Birmingham and did not feel anything - I had a beer, but only one :)

When it happened last time in Dudley (2002) I did feel it.

1:46 am on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 6, 2003
posts:158
votes: 0


BBC first was saying West Midlands, now its saying Kingston-upon-Hull.

bit of a shift.

1:47 am on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 8, 2004
posts:1679
votes: 0


I doubt it was West Midlands - I definately felt the last one in Dudley, and nothing at all this time.
2:07 am on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 7, 2005
posts:790
votes: 0


i have a mate in leeds and one in lincolnshire and they both felt it. seems quite widespread
2:47 am on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Jan 19, 2007
posts:487
votes: 0


If you want to feel real earthquakes come to California!

The last big one knocked me out of bed and split my fish tank.

Lasted for about 25 seconds with 4 or 5 aftershocks. Some people sleep through

them!...KF

11:55 am on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:June 25, 2002
posts:466
votes: 0


Heard on BBC radio this morning:

"You've all been emailing in about the noise it made, and I'd be interested if anyone had recorded the noise - I know it's unlikely but if anyone happened to be videoing something and happened to record the sound."

"What would people be doing at 1am that they would want to video?"

[pause]

"If you just send in the audio that will be fine, we don't need the video."

12:13 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 10, 2007
posts:507
votes: 0


I was up at 1am and felt the house shake..wondered what was going on though

:)

12:15 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

joined:Jan 27, 2003
posts:2534
votes: 0


The earth moved for me too (in Bedfordshire) ;)
12:49 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:July 15, 2007
posts:36
votes: 0


I live in Hull, it was bl00dy scary! I know you guys in California have it much worse but when you've never experienced it, you can get quite a shock(!) A bit like an African guy seeing snow for the first time perhaps.
1:01 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 17, 2003
posts:76
votes: 0


Dog went nuts and got me up - really thought it was exciting (need to get out more!)

Other half thought it was just the dog shaking and went straight back to sleep.

2:11 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member topr8 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Apr 19, 2002
posts:3500
votes: 82


central london here - yes felt it!
3:52 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from GB 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Mar 9, 2003
posts:2099
votes: 10


Central London - didn't feel or hear a thing. Which is odd. I wonder if living in Japan a few years ago habituated me to the things?
3:56 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 30, 2004
posts:1148
votes: 0


So just wondering here but where is the most prone city for earthquakes?
7:29 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Oct 22, 2003
posts:1260
votes: 0


You could have a look here:

Wordwide Earthquake Locator [tsunami.geo.ed.ac.uk]

An excellent resource. I still find it amazing just how many earthquakes occur everyday.

Syzygy

12:39 am on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:July 3, 2002
posts:1590
votes: 0

12:48 am on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 7, 2005
posts:790
votes: 0


that was good edit_g. Very funny
12:49 am on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 7, 2004
posts:660
votes: 0


12:57am I was attempting to upgrade CentOS4.6 to 5.1 (now completed) when it happened.

According to Radio 4 the epicentre was Market Rasen (Lincolnshire, about 50 miles south of Hull--which is my birth town--and the same distance east from Nottingham, which is where I now live). Richter 5.2 - bigger than the last one, about 8 years ago.

Sounded like a train running right outside the house (~2 secs) then doubled in intensity for ~half a second, then abruptly finished. Caused my LCD monitor to rock.

No big deal. Unless you were the guy whose chimney stack fell through his roof. And killed him.

4:16 am on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

Administrator

WebmasterWorld Administrator phranque is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Aug 10, 2004
posts:11823
votes: 237


i don't even get out of my chair for a 4.7 [earthquake.usgs.gov]
5:38 am on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 7, 2004
posts:660
votes: 0


The local Market Rasen paper [marketrasenmail.co.uk] disagrees with you ("Massive Earthquake"!), but quotes the same webpage. The town is very small, embedded in the middle of one of England's most rural, sleepy counties; the most excitement they normally get is from the local racecourse.

"De Aston students Kirsty Silson, Thea Garrett and Tom Fincham said it was the 'most exciting thing that's happened to us'!", which pretty much sums up the County.

 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members