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Old 27-02-2008, 03:38 AM   First Class Member KKWiki Contributer Administrator #1
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Earthquake!

Who experienced it? Are you all ok??

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7266136.stm

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Old 27-02-2008, 04:19 AM   Senior Registered Member #2
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Kinda funny the first person to mention the 'quake on here is American.

But it's cool, Mandy.

And yeah, I hope you all are alright!
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Old 27-02-2008, 04:26 AM   First Class Member KKWiki Contributer Administrator #3
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I'm British in soul, really.

Folks are saying that it was a pretty bad one.
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Old 27-02-2008, 07:01 AM   Lifetme Service Award Attended an OMGWTFKKWBBQ! Retired Administrator #4
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I felt it, was playing on Guild Wars when my monitor started shaking, talking to some guys from London on ventrilo and it hit them a few seconds later, was kinda funny as we don't have earthquakes over here.

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Old 27-02-2008, 08:11 AM   Lifetme Service Award Officer #5
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Oh I felt it alright, was dozing off when suddenly everything started shaking and moving around, my bed and me included. I've felt a few before, but nothing like this. Not surprising, as it turns out the epicentre was about 45 miles from here, which is closer than I've ever been. Still, nothing actually broke or smashed, it just shook rather enthusiastically.

I'm really happy to wake up and find there's an earthquake on the news though. Part of my sleepy brain thought, fucksocks, I have some serious Poltergeist issues.

PS. Link for today's earthquake here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7266136.stm
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Didn't make its way down here sadly.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/7266480.stm

Picture gallery, bet you Americans think us Brits are pussies for making a big deal of this. You guys have 'proper, manly' weather.
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Old 27-02-2008, 10:32 AM   KKWiki Contributer Senior Registered Member #8
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Personally I would have crapped myself. Eathquakes, tornado's, Valcano's, all not for me.
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Old 27-02-2008, 10:59 AM   First Class Member KKWiki Contributer Administrator #9
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/7266480.stm

Picture gallery, bet you Americans think us Brits are pussies for making a big deal of this. You guys have 'proper, manly' weather.
Not really. A massive tornado destroyed an entire city last year in Kansas. Earthquakes can probably do more damage if they're bad enough.
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Old 27-02-2008, 12:39 PM   First Class Member KKWiki Contributer Senior Registered Member #10
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Looks like chimney repair is the business to be in for the next few months in the U.K., huh?
That's one thing I've never encountered. Been through hurricanes and tornadoes, but I've never been anywhere near an earthquake. Hope all is well.
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i slept through it.
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Old 27-02-2008, 01:43 PM   Senior Registered Member #12
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Wow, that's pretty amazing. I've been through blizzards, tornadoes, and hurricanes, but never an earthquake. I'd probably yell "THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELLS YOU" to try to stop it, but that wouldn't do shit.
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Welcome to the club. We get them over here every day, though rarely are we able to feel them.
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Old 27-02-2008, 09:33 PM   KKWiki Contributer Senior Registered Member #14
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I was waiting for someone from california to check in, you're probaby laughing at the Brits, 4.6, thats nothing for you.
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Old 27-02-2008, 10:16 PM   Lifetme Service Award Officer #15
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It wasn't 4.6, it was 5.2/3 depending on which news source you trust. The article Mandy linked to is from an earthquake last year.

It's still no California, but it's kind of unusual here cause Europe's nicely placed upon a tectonic plate, not on the edge of one. Apparently earthquakes like this one only happen once every 10 or 20 years out here.

There's supposed to be about 100 in the UK in total every year, but most of them are impossible to feel.

Mind you - I wouldn't like to swap with San Francisco.
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Old 27-02-2008, 10:22 PM   First Class Member KKWiki Contributer Administrator #16
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lmao, I didn't even notice that. Someone sent me that link on messenger and I used it.

Wonderful.
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Old 27-02-2008, 10:57 PM   #17
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5.2 no wonder i slept through it, still looked like it did some minor damage from the news.
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See at about 3:07 mins.



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5.2 is nothing to be ashamed of. The first one I've been able to feel since the 1989 earthquake (I was two but I can still remember it!) was last year at this time and it was a five. I was in class in the only damn building on campus with two stories.
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Old 28-02-2008, 09:51 PM   First Class Member KKWiki Contributer Administrator #20
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Haha, "one man's silver bullet is another man's bar of chocolate."

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