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(The Sun)   Everyone grab their knickers: 2.9 magnitude earthquake strikes the East Midlands of England, giving residents an early morning shock. Everybody PANIC   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 76
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2013-01-18 03:25:57 PM
2.9? Your seat vibrates harder than that when you fart.
 
2013-01-18 03:26:03 PM

ddam: wurdjunky: What's with the scary tag? A who gives a fart tag would have been more appropriate.

/ Here in Cali, we eat 6s for breakfast.
// We blame 7s on the taco truck

Bullshiat. We haven't had a 6.x in Cali in a long time and the Northridge one that was 6.2 or 6.4 did a lot more damage than anything you've ever had for breakfast.

Yeah, we're used to earthquakes and most of the are below 4 but 6s will be doing quite a bit of damage. The good think is we're not on a subduction fault thus no 8s or 9s for us.


Checked the USGS web site. In southern CA, over the last week there have been 8 quakes measuring 2.5+. Over the last month there has been one 4.0 quake.
 
2013-01-18 03:32:14 PM

neversubmit: Waiting for the volcano... everyone else has one. I want one too!


Volcano insurance
 
2013-01-18 03:32:25 PM

ddam: wurdjunky: What's with the scary tag? A who gives a fart tag would have been more appropriate.

/ Here in Cali, we eat 6s for breakfast.
// We blame 7s on the taco truck

Bullshiat. We haven't had a 6.x in Cali in a long time and the Northridge one that was 6.2 or 6.4 did a lot more damage than anything you've ever had for breakfast.

Yeah, we're used to earthquakes and most of the are below 4 but 6s will be doing quite a bit of damage. The good think is we're not on a subduction fault thus no 8s or 9s for us.


The early mid-late 80s through the mid 90s were the high times for the big ones in california it seemed. Loma Prieta, Landers, Northridge, Big Bear, Here is a wiki list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_earthquakes_in_California
 
2013-01-18 03:41:56 PM

ddam: wurdjunky: What's with the scary tag? A who gives a fart tag would have been more appropriate.

/ Here in Cali, we eat 6s for breakfast.
// We blame 7s on the taco truck

Bullshiat. We haven't had a 6.x in Cali in a long time and the Northridge one that was 6.2 or 6.4 did a lot more damage than anything you've ever had for breakfast.

Yeah, we're used to earthquakes and most of the are below 4 but 6s will be doing quite a bit of damage. The good think is we're not on a subduction fault thus no 8s or 9s for us.


True, but every time I talk to a midwesterner who's never been here they seem to think we wake up to big ones on a daily basis.

Csb time
About 20 years ago i was in a barracks room on Pendleton when we had a small one, probably a 3 or 4. Me an a couple of guys from LA. got a kick when this dude from Indiana comes running down from the 3rd floor screaming "Get out of the building! It's an earthquake!" He was convinced the whole building might come down. All the Cali natives and the longtimers were laughing our asses off while he stood in the grass half naked trying to get his boots on.

/ end csb
 
2013-01-18 03:48:42 PM

Dansker: Jument: Dansker: Jument: I grew up in Toronto, also not known for earthquakes. Every time a small one hit it was big news, and for good reason. The reason is this: earthquakes are neat. Everyone who has lived in a "stable" area desperately wants to experience one.

Not me. Houses in Denmark are generally not designed to withstand earthquakes.

That's a point. I should qualify that we want to feel a little one. :)

I just want to cop a little feel...


Yes, just as I hit post I realized that statement was a tad ambiguous.
 
2013-01-18 03:49:11 PM

blatz514: neversubmit: Waiting for the volcano... everyone else has one. I want one too!

Volcano insurance


go on
 
2013-01-18 03:52:02 PM
On top of the Great Blizzard of 2013? Shiat it's the end of the world...
 
2013-01-18 04:01:58 PM

dragonhead: I'm about 15 miles away from epicentre. Din't feel note.


Where they are digging up Richard ?
 
2013-01-18 04:13:30 PM

brantgoose: Although Britain is not sitting on the kind of subduction zone that produces the most spectacular earthquakes and volcanoes, it is still mildly geologically active, hence the small earthquakes. I don't know of any really big ones in historical times.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1884_Colchester_earthquake, which was centred close to Wivenhoe where I grew up, is what passes for a significant earthquake in England.
 
2013-01-18 04:26:58 PM
2.9?

*yawn*

/SoCal resident
 
2013-01-18 04:37:30 PM
FTA: "Mr Bukits said that properties in the area, which has a history of earthquakes, would not have suffered any structural damage."

I'm pretty sure that "Bukits" is a variant spelling of "Bucket" and it is pronounced "boo kay."

/just sayin'.

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2013-01-18 04:41:59 PM

Jument: I grew up in Toronto, also not known for earthquakes. Every time a small one hit it was big news, and for good reason. The reason is this: earthquakes are neat. Everyone who has lived in a "stable" area desperately wants to experience one. People aren't freaking out because they are frightened, they're freaking out because it's cool and interesting.

My wish was granted in Seattle in 2001. Not a hugely powerful earthquake but it was wicked cool.


Git on back to Canuckistan, ya freakin' hoser!

/Just kiddin', youse kin stay
 
2013-01-18 04:57:31 PM

HammerHeadSnark: FTA: "Mr Bukits said that properties in the area, which has a history of earthquakes, would not have suffered any structural damage."

I'm pretty sure that "Bukits" is a variant spelling of "Bucket" and it is pronounced "boo kay."

/just sayin'.

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Won' t some one think of the Royal Doulton with hand painted periwinkles?
 
2013-01-18 05:15:47 PM

Jument: I grew up in Toronto, also not known for earthquakes. Every time a small one hit it was big news, and for good reason. The reason is this: earthquakes are neat. Everyone who has lived in a "stable" area desperately wants to experience one. People aren't freaking out because they are frightened, they're freaking out because it's cool and interesting.

My wish was granted in Seattle in 2001. Not a hugely powerful earthquake but it was wicked cool.


I work on the 26th floor of a building in San Francisco. There is nothing cool about Earthquakes, and I can happily go the rest of my life without feeling another.
 
2013-01-18 05:19:28 PM
 
2013-01-18 05:33:51 PM
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2013-01-18 05:36:44 PM

HammerHeadSnark: FTA: "Mr Bukits said that properties in the area, which has a history of earthquakes, would not have suffered any structural damage."

I'm pretty sure that "Bukits" is a variant spelling of "Bucket" and it is pronounced "boo kay."

/just sayin'.

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But not as hot as Rose
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2013-01-18 05:43:06 PM

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/oblig


Came for the chair, thank you, thank you.
 
2013-01-18 05:45:38 PM
2.9? My favorite local bar has been relegated to operating from out of the hulk of a damaged municipal bus, towed onto to a lot that used to be a building. Because the other buildings the bar used to be in collapsed from quakes. The last two consecutive years running.

Those whiners in UK can kiss our collective asses.

/Anyone going through Christchurch, drop by for a pint. Its called the 'Smash Palace', on Healy St. right across from the shell of the big wrecked Victorian Cathedral.
 
2013-01-18 06:01:10 PM
I suppose we don't pray for Omarion over there, so Pray for Richard Hammond.
 
2013-01-18 06:51:36 PM
Symptoms of shock:

An extremely low blood pressure
Feeling weak or nauseous
Chest pain
Fast but weak pulse
Profuse sweating
Dizziness, faintness or light-headedness
Moist, clammy skin
Unconsciousness
Rapid, shallow breathing
Feeling anxious, agitated or confused
Blue lips and fingernails
Death
 
2013-01-18 09:01:28 PM
I used to live 200 feet from a major train line in the Hudson valley. We'd get a tremor every few years, or so I read in the papers, but I probably thought it was just another train.
 
2013-01-18 11:28:50 PM
Anything under a 5 is a non-event, even in an area where the building codes aren't set up to create quake-resistant buildings. In California, Japan, etc, you probably have to get into the mid 6s before many people will worry or be affected.
 
2013-01-18 11:52:00 PM

Arnprior Joe: Anything under a 5 is a non-event.


Not for people who have never experienced an earthquake.
 
2013-01-19 08:15:01 AM

pjc51: brantgoose: Although Britain is not sitting on the kind of subduction zone that produces the most spectacular earthquakes and volcanoes, it is still mildly geologically active, hence the small earthquakes. I don't know of any really big ones in historical times.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1884_Colchester_earthquake, which was centred close to Wivenhoe where I grew up, is what passes for a significant earthquake in England.


More recent and more significant was the Market Rasen earthquake in 2008. That was a 5.2. My in-laws were lying in bed when the chimney stack fell through their bedroom ceiling, they were lucky they only had some scratches from falling plaster. Their greenhouse fell down and they did, in fact, find their garden furniture had moved. And the cat threw up on the kitchen floor, but that may or may not be related. That cat is a manky little bastard.
 
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