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Earthquake!

Postby Noodlebug » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:40 am

I've just experienced my first ever earthquake. Did anyone else feel it? The epicentre was somewhere around Hull so it would have been a lot stronger in the west midlands than here.

I wasn't convinced it was an earthquake until the BBC reported it - but it would have had to be one hell of a big heavy truck passing by to cause a wobble like that!
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Re: Earthquake!

Postby Davetoast » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:46 am

Felt it pretty strongly here between Manchester and Liverpool. My monitor was moving back and forth a good centimetre or so.

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Postby Stainy » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:38 am

GOd damn! I slept through another one!!

Our cats didn`t like it one bit! :eeko: :eeko:
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Re: Earthquake!

Postby Pee » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:19 am

I was half asleep in bed and heard a very strange noise, kinda like a creaking bang. Didn't experience any movement to be honest. Thought it was burglars at first, then a car drove off outside so thought it must've been the neighbours. The Mrs was asleep and she woke up and turned to me and said "what the fuck was that?"

Didn't even consider an earthquake at the time. Blimey charlie.
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Re: Earthquake!

Postby gdh82 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:57 am

I slept through the quake :roll: but was woke by Wendy turning the light on and checking that our attic bedroom wasn't falling down!! It wasn't. Turn that bloody light off! :lol:
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Re: Earthquake!

Postby Semtex » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:18 am

Noodlebug wrote:I've just experienced my first ever earthquake. Did anyone else feel it? The epicentre was somewhere around Hull so it would have been a lot stronger in the west midlands than here.

I wasn't convinced it was an earthquake until the BBC reported it - but it would have had to be one hell of a big heavy truck passing by to cause a wobble like that!



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Re: Earthquake!

Postby Ely » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:22 am

We didn't feel a thing in Bedford. I'm very disasspointed especially given people here at work which is 40miles south of there felt it.
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Re: Earthquake!

Postby Steve Camber » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:31 am

gdh82 wrote:I slept through the quake :roll: but was woke by Wendy turning the light on and checking that our attic bedroom wasn't falling down!! It wasn't. Turn that bloody light off! :lol:

I could say exactly the same thing!! :lol:
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Re: Earthquake!

Postby JamesHBeard » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:40 am

I was in a massive battle in a Company Of Heroes game so it probably just added to the effects for me.. I never noticed it.
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Re: Earthquake!

Postby durban » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:40 am

Yup I was finalising some moves on Diplomacy whilst downloading porn....

First i thought I had kicked off World War III with my moves, then I thought it was the wife coming down the stairs so turned off my pc...

then thought it was the washing machine starting up so went to check and though 'hmmmm' that was weird.

aint felt the last few in the country, in fact the last I remember I was only about 15.

Tried to wake up Mel and tell her but she just said 'oh Im sorry, are you ok?' :lol:
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Re: Earthquake!

Postby Robert Swift » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:21 am

Yep, I was in bed but noticed it too. Quite violent. Considering I am 200 miles from the epicentre it must have been a biggy.

Why do these things always happen when I am in bed ffs.
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Re: Earthquake!

Postby Setzer » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:24 am

5,3 on Richter. Nice. ^^ It must have been impressive, because last August, in Japan, a "simply" 3 on Richter was enough to wake me up. ^^

It said it happened at 1h00 GMT... but at the same time :

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Freshmaker,Stainy, Abyss, Semtex, Robert Swift, Steve Camber, Durban, Tripod, Alkis21, Ely ... all joined at 1.00 am or what?


Is there some connexion between these 2 facts ? :mrgreen:
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Re: Earthquake!

Postby durban » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:26 am

Robert Swift wrote:Yep, I was in bed but noticed it too. Quite violent. Considering I am 200 miles from the epicentre it must have been a biggy.

Why do these things always happen when I am in bed ffs.

I know mate, its the first time since 2003 that you have been in bed before 4am and look what happens...never again hey :lol: :lol:
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