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BS: Did the earth move for you?

Emma B 26 Feb 08 - 08:12 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 26 Feb 08 - 08:18 PM
Alice 26 Feb 08 - 08:20 PM
Alice 26 Feb 08 - 08:21 PM
GUEST,tom in sheffield 26 Feb 08 - 08:22 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 26 Feb 08 - 08:29 PM
Peace 26 Feb 08 - 08:30 PM
Bill D 26 Feb 08 - 09:02 PM
Emma B 26 Feb 08 - 09:09 PM
The Villan 26 Feb 08 - 09:26 PM
Janie 26 Feb 08 - 09:27 PM
The Villan 26 Feb 08 - 09:31 PM
Rockhen 26 Feb 08 - 09:33 PM
The Villan 26 Feb 08 - 09:36 PM
Rapparee 26 Feb 08 - 09:37 PM
Little Hawk 26 Feb 08 - 09:42 PM
GUEST,bingo wings 2008 26 Feb 08 - 10:26 PM
autolycus 27 Feb 08 - 01:35 AM
Doug Chadwick 27 Feb 08 - 02:46 AM
Georgiansilver 27 Feb 08 - 02:49 AM
Mr Red 27 Feb 08 - 02:58 AM
Ruth Archer 27 Feb 08 - 03:02 AM
GUEST,Dazbo at work 27 Feb 08 - 03:25 AM
The PA 27 Feb 08 - 03:26 AM
Willa 27 Feb 08 - 03:30 AM
GUEST,redroni 27 Feb 08 - 03:35 AM
Moses 27 Feb 08 - 03:36 AM
Backwoodsman 27 Feb 08 - 03:41 AM
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The Villan 27 Feb 08 - 04:20 AM
GUEST,studentoffolk 27 Feb 08 - 04:50 AM
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Subject: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Emma B
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 08:12 PM

Just chatting with friends here when the whole house shook for me and another UK chatter.
Anyone else in the UK felt this?
any news of minor earthquakes hereabouts?


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 08:18 PM

00:55 for us in Worksop - 4/5 secs. Birds outside very disturbed. Can't get any of the UK earthquake sites to respond!

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Alice
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 08:20 PM

Here is a report on earthquake site.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2008nyae.php


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Alice
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 08:21 PM

4.7 magnitude, see link above.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: GUEST,tom in sheffield
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 08:22 PM

It rocked my world!!! i think my tv moved several inches!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 08:29 PM

Thanks for the link Alics - the one I had for BGS ceased responding while I was looking at it!

The building shook here. When I went outside all the birds in the hedge were very agitated; so were the dogs in the village (and one or two car alarms!). I don't think anything actually moved greatly or fell over (or nothing I've found yet).


Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Peace
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 08:30 PM

Magnitude of 4.7? Mighta been someone who will remain unnamed farting. (No offense, Spaw.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 09:02 PM

Once...many years ago, I got to use that line. *grin*

A lady friend had spent the night with me...and next morning, the paper mentioned a quite minor..and rare...quake..had been measured in the area.
Then, I just happened to be in a store and found a funny card with a little cartoon bulldozer chugging along, saying "did the earth move for you?"
I cut the article out of the paper, pasted it into the card with some note like "I gave it a 7.2" and mailed it. It was quite a hit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Emma B
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 09:09 PM

Well folks it seems like Market Rasen was the epicentre so must be a folk 'thing'

You folks shaken but not stirred out there?


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: The Villan
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 09:26 PM

Hi
We live in Market Rasen about 18 miles North of Lincoln.
We live 50 yards from a railway line that has heavy oil tank trains going backwards and forwards from Immingham (about another 15 miles North East of Lincoln near to Grimsby). These trains are very heavy and cause the house to tremour slightly.
I was woken up at 1 approx tremour lasted at least 10 seconds and the tremour seemed like a train had come off the rails. The house was really shaking. I was waiting for the train to stop (so I thought). I looked through the window but saw nothing.
My one daughter woke up and we concluded it must have been an earthquake.
Scary. I have only just calmed down 2 o'clock..
Cheers
Les Worrall


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Janie
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 09:27 PM

The earth seems to be rockin' and rollin' all over the place this month.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: The Villan
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 09:31 PM

Yep Sky have just confirmed Market Rasen as the epicenter.

Went to see Fairport in Cleethorpes last night. They must have caused it :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Rockhen
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 09:33 PM

I worked out on some Lat and long references given on an earthquake site 53.321N, 0.314W....and got to about Tescos in Waltham, near Grimsby :-) but it is late so I maybe got it wrong and I wasn't being very accurate.
It sounded very loud and seeing the whole room moving was very frightening...am hoping that no one is hurt and it is 'just' tremors...made me realise even more how terrifying it must be when a 'proper' earthquake takes place.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: The Villan
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 09:36 PM

Hi Helen Scary eh.
Les


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 09:37 PM

Had a 6.x out this way last week. I didn't feel it here, but it was supposed to have been about 4.7 locally. But then when I sleep, I sleep.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 09:42 PM

I bet it was just Eddie Whatnoll again. Olive had gone out shopping, then the remote failed, and he HAD to change the channel to catch the darts championship...so he got up off the couch after a great struggle and a lot of cursing and complaining, took a step or two, tripped, and you know the rest...

They say the tremors were even felt in Ireland.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: GUEST,bingo wings 2008
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 10:26 PM

i crapped my sen


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: autolycus
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 01:35 AM

WQhat Rapaire said last. I also sleep. 'Swat beds are for.


Ivor


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 02:46 AM

I worked out on some Lat and long references given on an earthquake site 53.321N, 0.314W....and got to about Tescos in Waltham, near Grimsby :-)

Where you went wrong, Helen, was confusing the decimal parts of the degree with minutes and seconds:
53.321o = 53o 19' 17.04"
0.314o   = 18' 48.96"
Tesco is close to 53o 32' N, 31' W but that is not where it took place. It was at 53o 19' 17.04" N, 18' 48.96" W (= 53.321oN, 0.314oW), i.e. just South of Market Rasen

Remind me not to ask you to do any map reading for me ;-)

We have a large willow tree leaning out into the main road and have been getting quotes to have it cut down. We were woken up by the tremor thinking that maybe the tree had decided to fall before it was pushed.


DC


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 02:49 AM

Slept through the whole thing....


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Mr Red
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 02:58 AM

Yup
woke me up here in Stroud.

It happened within the last year too. Though less fierce.

Having lived in NZ I maybe am more attuned to it. There you need to react so waking-up is essential.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 03:02 AM

It was a good old shake near Grantham - I woke up, but my daughter slept through it. Lasted about 10 seconds, and it was proper scary. It's the worst one I've felt in the UK - I think they're much more frightening in the night than when they occur in the day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: GUEST,Dazbo at work
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 03:25 AM

BBC is saying it was 5.3. Woke me up and I only had a dream last week that I was woken up in bed by an earthquake. It's the first time I've ever dreamt of being woken by an earthquake...


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: The PA
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 03:26 AM

1.00am in Worcestershire! Our design manager thought there was something under his bed! I slept through it apparently!


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Willa
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 03:30 AM

Well shaken(near Hull. Felt as though I was on board ship.No damage, thankfully, but the doors all rattled.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: GUEST,redroni
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 03:35 AM

it shook the bed here in immingham thought the refinery had gone up but no sirens, kids and mother slept through it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Moses
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 03:36 AM

It woke me up.

The end of the bed nearest the outside wall was shaking and the TV was rattling on it's brackets which are (still, I'm glad to say) attached to said outside wall.

Thought at first it was an HGV illegally rumbling along our residential road, but heard no vehicle engine noise so I realised it must be an earthquake.

I'm living less than 15 miles North of central London (2 hours drive from Gainsborough) so if it was powerful enough to wake me I'm not surprised people in Kent also felt the tremor.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 03:41 AM

Yep, we got a good sheckin' in Gainsborough, Capital of The Backwoods (15 miles from t'epicentre). Apparently quite a few houses damaged in the town (according to SkyTV) - chimblies down etc., but fortunately no-one hurt.

Sounded like a 747 flyin' in through the bedroom window, mirror fell off the dressing table, we nearly shat the bed.

It all 'appens in the Backwoods, good job we're Real Men up here, not like them Sathern Paffs. :-) :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: mandotim
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 03:41 AM

Shaken in North Staffordshire; we get quite a few up here, mostly due to abandoned mine workings shifting about.
Tim


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 03:41 AM

Thought it was you singing, Mo! LOL!


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 03:52 AM

By Mo, I meant Moses of course! :-)

Glad you're OK Villan.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Bryn Pugh
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 03:57 AM

Kettering, Northants, about 1 am this morning. Every radiator in the house rattled, and the bed shook. I sat up and asked (of no one in particular) 'What's going on ?'

The cats came in and dived under our quilt.

My beloved slept through it.

When I told her, first thing, she only half-beleived me, until it was broadcast on Radio 4.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Jim Lad
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 04:00 AM

Jeeze Emma! Did you spill any?


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: John J
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 04:06 AM

North Cheshire moved - noisily, I heard a rumbling and a sort of bang but wasn't sure what was happening until No1 son came in to ask me if I had felt anything. We both assumed a 'quake.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: The Villan
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 04:20 AM

Thanks BWM and same to you.

At its worst, I was just waiting for the train to hit and explode with all its fuel in the tankers.

Amazing how the mind can work overtime in the dark at 1:00am.

I have to admit, I was well shaken.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: GUEST,studentoffolk
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 04:50 AM

No, felt nothing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 04:56 AM

Did the earth move for you darling!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 05:00 AM

Irish news reported 5.3 on the Richter scale too, with the epicentre near Grimsby. Glad it wasn't worse, anyway - unnerving, though.

Bonnie (who grew up in California and has childhood memories of earthquakes)


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 05:02 AM

There have been a number of reports in our local rag over the past year or so, of bangs, rumbles and earth-tremors in the Market Rasen area, and these have been attributed to the weapons-testing establishment on Faldingworth Airfield - a charge which the establishment have strenuously denied.

Wonder if it was, in fact, Mother Earth limbering up for The Big One last night??


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 05:03 AM

Neither shaken, nor stirred, in South Bucks. But Nessie said she felt it, though it did not stop her from going back to sleep, being hardened from 11 years in Greece to anything below 6.8.

Still, a 5.2 is not peanuts, and as it was shallow (10km below the surface, I think I read somewhere), it would have felt "bigger than its size" as it were.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 05:21 AM

Calm down dear, it's only an earthquake!


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 05:24 AM

Just looked on Google maps. In Cheshire we are 100 miles from Market Rasen but the wall I was leaning on (reading in bed) shook hard and long.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: BanjoRay
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 05:32 AM

I was actually on the Mudcat at 1 a.m. here in Doncaster when it happened. A few bits and pieces fell over and the house shook for 10 seconds. A few car alarms went off. The intense feeling of insecurity you get is really disturbing...
Ray


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Rockhen
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 05:33 AM

"Where you went wrong, Helen, was confusing the decimal parts of the degree with minutes and seconds:
53.321o = 53o 19' 17.04"
0.314o   = 18' 48.96"
Tesco is close to 53o 32' N, 31' W but that is not where it took place. It was at 53o 19' 17.04" N, 18' 48.96" W (= 53.321oN, 0.314oW), i.e. just South of Market Rasen

Remind me not to ask you to do any map reading for me ;-)"

Redfaced, now Doug! It WAS late! Thanks for that cos it did confuse me and I was going to look again and I DID misread it like you said!Trust me to get it wrong in public! It's a long time since I was in the girl guides! Great night at the Tap, btw! Well MC'd!


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 06:05 AM

Don't you buggers ever sleep? You need a job like mine that knackers you so you're in bed by 10pm, otherwise you're too exhausted to get up for work in the morning!

You can't all be students or teachers! :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Wyrd Sister
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 06:28 AM

HOW could I (and my two dogs!) sleep through the main event, but be woken by the aftershock about 4am??


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: billybob
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 06:55 AM

We both slept through it but my brother Tony in Harwich was in his kitchen making toast and said the whole building shook, he blamed the people upstairs!


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 06:55 AM

On the news this morning it showed Trinity Street in Gainsborough...with shop windows boarded up....although there was no reference to the windows having been damaged in the quake..the implication was there just by showing them. Those windows have been boarded up for many weeks...months even.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Stu
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 07:11 AM

Woke me up here close to Macclesfield, but I thought it was the wife shaking me because of my snoring so went straight back to sleep.


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Subject: RE: BS: Did the earth move for you?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 07:36 AM

"my brother Tony in Harwich was in his kitchen making toast"

Are we becoming a nation of insomniacs? People up watching telly, surfing the 'net, and now MAKING TOAST of all things!! Me old mum always told me that "decent people are in bed before eleven".

The mind boggles! :-) :-)


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