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Title: Earthquake in the UK - We're all dooooomed!!!
Post by: Qube on February 17, 2018, 05:16:06 PM
Biggest earthquake in a decade strikes the UK. (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5601658/uk-earthquake-bristol-swansea-tremors-afternoon-south-west-england-wales/)

Yup, a whopping 4.4 magnitude earthquake, lol ( ickle wobble in reality ) has caused havoc and it's reported that even a few garden gnomes have fallen over. This event along with the recent snowmageddon ( a few centimetres and the UK practically shuts down ) is surely a sign of the impending apocalypse.
Title: Re: Earthquake in the UK - We're all dooooomed!!!
Post by: meems on February 17, 2018, 11:19:07 PM
i didn't notice anything in yorkshire. the last brit one we were quite near in the epicentre, it sounded like a train rumbling, and rocked us like one too for about 5 seconds.
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Post by: dawlane on February 18, 2018, 12:43:54 AM
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i didn't notice anything in yorkshire. the last brit one we were quite near in the epicentre
Must have been the one near Market Rasen back in 2008 with the after shock that happened an hour later. Those hit wit a magnitude of 5.2/5.5. I recall that a man from Barnsley got injured in his bed when this chimney collapsed on top of him.

I'm just waiting now for the sink holes caused by mining to open up now and swallow the house.

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snowmageddon ( a few centimetres and the UK practically shuts down )
Yep. I remember the days when you could get a foot or more of snow and still everyone made it into work and the schools didn't close because the teachers couldn't get in, or the boiler was on the blink. I remember once that the heating didn't work at school and the weather was very bad. Did we get sent home? No, we were told to keep our coats on and to get on with it. They would have only sent us home if there was no water to flush the bogs, or no water to make the teachers coffee.

There are just too many snowflakes in this society now, afraid of getting a bit of a sniffle if the room temperature drops below 22C. And here's me, dressed in just a tee shirt, jeans, hard hat and overalls when working out side in temperatures of -15/20C and wanting to strip off because I'm sweating like a pig.
Title: Re: Earthquake in the UK - We're all dooooomed!!!
Post by: cpsmith0191 on February 18, 2018, 01:15:12 AM
Ay It's grim up north. As for snowflakes have you seen the numbers showing a dip in deaths/injuries caused to road workers/construction workers thanks to better health and safety ( hi vis etc ), fewer casualties among fishermen thanks to massive improvements to maritime safety, fewer casualties to agricultural/horticultural workers thanks to improved safety and risk awareness. At the end of the day this translates into fewer kids without parents, fewer loved ones in grief, fewer cripples having their dreams curtailed and a more productive society. So if this is being a snow flake then long live snow flakes. Have fun cps.
Title: Re: Earthquake in the UK - We're all dooooomed!!!
Post by: RemiD on February 18, 2018, 10:47:16 AM
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And here's me, dressed in just a tee shirt, jeans, hard hat and overalls when working out side in temperatures of -15/20C and wanting to strip off because I'm sweating like a pig.
i do that sometimes, depending on the kind of manual work you do, if you move enough, cold does not affect you (until a certain limit...), tshirt and sunglasses in the negative temperatures 8) (except for the tips of the fingers, i wear winter gloves and winter boots)
Title: Re: Earthquake in the UK - We're all dooooomed!!!
Post by: Yue on February 18, 2018, 03:15:53 PM
I'm glad you're all right, here we only hear about Central America (Mexico)an earthquake of 7.2 with five hundred aftershocks.
Title: Re: Earthquake in the UK - We're all dooooomed!!!
Post by: RemiD on February 18, 2018, 03:20:48 PM
ENAY must have experienced some strong ones (Japan?)
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Post by: Yue on February 18, 2018, 03:37:44 PM
Last earthquakes in the world.

http://www.iris.washington.edu/latin_am/evlist.phtml?region=mundo
Title: Re: Earthquake in the UK - We're all dooooomed!!!
Post by: Yue on February 18, 2018, 03:53:53 PM
Recently trembled here in colombia Pacific Ocean , 4.8.   :'( :'( :'(

Is this normal?
Title: Re: Earthquake in the UK - We're all dooooomed!!!
Post by: Yue on February 19, 2018, 02:28:29 AM
Another earthquake in Colombia.  :o :o
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Post by: ENAY on February 19, 2018, 02:50:37 AM
Living on the fourth floor of a four floor block of flats, we can feel earthquakes fairly often, maybe about one a week. Hasn't been too many in recent months though. 4.4 isn't all that big unless you're standing in the radius where the earthquake erupts. If a city has less 4, it's can sometimes barely even be noticable in the nearest city.

It all depends as well on time of the day and what you're doing on how big an earthquake you think.

You'll feel an earthquake most when you're lying down in bed, especially on an old unsturdy, sitting down instead of steading up. Whilst walking, or in a train, bus you won't even be able to feel even a medium sized earthquake. If you're running, swimming or on a boat you won't feel a thing unless it's really big.
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Post by: meems on February 19, 2018, 04:13:14 PM
fewer casualties among fishermen
Sea fisherman is still the most dangerous mainstream job. It's always tempting to go out in rough seas cos less boats go out, any that hawl fish will sell them for a better price. The only job that comes close to fishing wrt danger is logging - footing is so dodgy, logs and branches everywhere to trip on means that when u need to get out the way of a falling tree  u will fall as u try run instinctively w/o checking your footing. These 2 main jobs are much more dangerous than others.
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Post by: Steve Elliott on February 19, 2018, 08:48:59 PM
Don't worry, we will re-build.   ;)

Title: Re: Earthquake in the UK - We're all dooooomed!!!
Post by: Rick Nasher on February 19, 2018, 08:54:13 PM
Never experienced a quake here(other than the game  ;) ) , due to thick clay ground layer most of the country sits upon. Unlike the north though: excessive gas mining let up to quakes over there as it's causing the ground to sink. People pretty scared and p*ssed with the gov.

Room temps of 22degrees?? You savages!  :P Me and my gf can't do below 24degrees unless were working on the house. But then again, she's from the Caribbean and I'm spoiled because of that. lol
Title: Re: Earthquake in the UK - We're all dooooomed!!!
Post by: Yue on February 20, 2018, 10:43:42 PM
I read that the increase in earthquakes worldwide is due to the exploitation of fossil resources by injecting water into the earth, and that after 100 years the earth is passing bill collection.  Will that be true?
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Post by: Rick Nasher on February 22, 2018, 12:05:23 PM
"Yellowstone supervolcano has seen upwards of 200 quakes since February 8, along with countless smaller tremors."
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/yellowstone-national-park-supervolcano-earthquake-swarms-spd/ (https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/yellowstone-national-park-supervolcano-earthquake-swarms-spd/)
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Title: Re: Earthquake in the UK - We're all dooooomed!!!
Post by: Rooster on February 22, 2018, 03:06:03 PM
I just read the article, doesn't seem to be that bad.

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The largest earthquake was an unremarkable magnitude 2.9, and all of them have hit about five miles beneath the surface. Larger earthquakes have rocked the region in the past, some as destructive as the Hebgen Lake quake and others causing minimal damage.

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But earthquake swarms are frequent in the region, accounting for more than half of the parks' seismic activity. And they haven't triggered any volcanic eruptions yet.

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Last year, a swarm ten times larger than the current one rocked the same region, generating about 2,400 earthquakes between June and September 2017.
Title: Re: Earthquake in the UK - We're all dooooomed!!!
Post by: Rick Nasher on February 22, 2018, 06:03:40 PM
True. Just kidding around a bit. lol

It's been like this for quite some time.
Depending on what news source you read "the end is neigh, all goes to .." or "all's fine, just go to sleep".  :)

However.. when the authorities(gov) start to say "nothing to worry about, just stay indoors", I'd start running as fast as possible, for usually means sh*t has hit the fan and they want to avoid panic, chaos and looting, so they  themselves can get the heck out.  ;D

Or perhaps I've seen to many movies.. lol
Title: Re: Earthquake in the UK - We're all dooooomed!!!
Post by: meems on February 22, 2018, 10:47:38 PM
There won't ever be a super volcano event in yellow stone, there never was one. All the rocks can be explained by steady upwelling mineral deposition & typical volcanos. There's nothing there that needs a hypothetical supervolcano to explain it.
Title: Re: Earthquake in the UK - We're all dooooomed!!!
Post by: Yue on February 22, 2018, 11:09:44 PM
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/e188804894d76b730e0896a31af4efb8/tenor.gif?itemid=8911405)
Title: Re: Earthquake in the UK - We're all dooooomed!!!
Post by: Rick Nasher on February 23, 2018, 05:31:47 PM
There won't ever be a super volcano event in yellow stone, there never was one. All the rocks can be explained by steady upwelling mineral deposition & typical volcanos. There's nothing there that needs a hypothetical supervolcano to explain it.

I almost feel like that's a pity.  ;D