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(London Evening Standard)   Earthquake panic in UK as quake 'violently' shakes homes across England. Oh Noes, a 3.3 magnitude tremor   (standard.co.uk) divider line
    More: Scary, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Earthquake, Richter magnitude scale, reports of the minor earthquake, magnitude earthquake, Leighton Buzzard  
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2020-09-08 2:12:22 PM  
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Never forget the horrors...
 
2020-09-08 4:33:31 PM  
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2020-09-08 4:33:59 PM  
Subby, the UK doesn't build for earthquakes.  And considering the age of the median house is 1500 years, it doesn't take a lot of shaking to send many things falling down.
 
2020-09-08 4:34:27 PM  
Several upper lips were unstiffened.
 
2020-09-08 4:34:32 PM  

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Never forget the horrors...


Keep calm and carry on.

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2020-09-08 4:35:08 PM  
These are the same people who consider 80F a heat wave.
 
2020-09-08 4:35:22 PM  

phalamir: Subby, the UK doesn't build for earthquakes.  And considering the age of the median house is 1500 years, it doesn't take a lot of shaking to send many things falling down.


Like London Bridge.  It's falling down.  Falling down.  Falling down.
 
2020-09-08 4:35:53 PM  
Came here for the lawn chairs.  Leaving happy.

/I love good outdoor furniture, although I worry about slats sometimes.
 
2020-09-08 4:36:20 PM  
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2020-09-08 4:36:38 PM  
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2020-09-08 4:36:53 PM  

phalamir: Subby, the UK doesn't build for earthquakes.  And considering the age of the median house is 1500 years, it doesn't take a lot of shaking to send many things falling down.


True, but if I'm reading TFA correctly, the British Geological Survey doesn't consider an earthquake to be destructive unless it registers at least a 5.5 on the Richter scale, or just over 100 times as powerful as this one.
 
2020-09-08 4:37:37 PM  
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2020-09-08 4:41:33 PM  

anfrind: phalamir: Subby, the UK doesn't build for earthquakes.  And considering the age of the median house is 1500 years, it doesn't take a lot of shaking to send many things falling down.

True, but if I'm reading TFA correctly, the British Geological Survey doesn't consider an earthquake to be destructive unless it registers at least a 5.5 on the Richter scale, or just over 100 times as powerful as this one.


They also don't know how to say aluminum, so we're gonna put their opinion right over here in the corner and let it stay there until it figures out what it did wrong.
 
2020-09-08 4:41:53 PM  
Twitter user Dave wrote: "The whole house just shook. Anyone know what just happened in Leighton Buzzard?"

"The earth just quaked!! Does anyone know what that was?!"
 
2020-09-08 4:42:06 PM  
I hope they are ok
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2020-09-08 4:43:05 PM  

phalamir: They also don't know how to say aluminum,


...and they call sprinkles "hundreds and thousands"

the horror....
 
2020-09-08 4:43:54 PM  

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Stupid 3.3 quake, not even a jiggle.
 
2020-09-08 4:48:43 PM  
Yeah, but it's 3.3 in metric terms so....
 
2020-09-08 4:48:48 PM  
3.3 is about the level of my greasy downstairs neighbors having an afternoon fark.
 
2020-09-08 4:50:18 PM  
Video of the last 3.3quake in London

Queen - We Will Rock You (Live at Wembley 11.07.1986)
Youtube FtyZSWJkFXU
 
2020-09-08 4:50:54 PM  

gunther_bumpass: 3.3 is about the level of my greasy downstairs neighbors having an afternoon fark.


Uhm, that's not grease...might be lube but, its not grease.
 
2020-09-08 4:51:04 PM  

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I ordered a cup-rattler.   that's not even a jiggle.
 
2020-09-08 4:51:11 PM  
3.3?  Isn't that the equivalent of a fat guy falling down?
 
2020-09-08 4:51:14 PM  
Well, if you're not ready for or expecting an earthquake at all then 3.3 probably feels weird and scary.
 
2020-09-08 4:56:37 PM  

SBinRR: Several upper lips were unstiffened.


Yeah but what about the lips down there?
 
2020-09-08 4:59:36 PM  
USGS has it at 3.9

Which is what, 2, 3 times as powerful as a 3.3?

Enough to be out of the ordinary if you were one of the Londoners 50 miles away.
 
2020-09-08 5:02:32 PM  
Let's see your superfluous "u"s save you now.
 
2020-09-08 5:05:09 PM  

steklo: gunther_bumpass: 3.3 is about the level of my greasy downstairs neighbors having an afternoon fark.

Uhm, that's not grease...might be lube but, its not grease.


I'll just leave this here.

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2020-09-08 5:06:05 PM  

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What I wouldn't give........
 
2020-09-08 5:08:07 PM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: jim32rr: I hope they are ok
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What I wouldn't give........


Ok I'll arrange it, gonna need some TF and some time with your Mom.
 
2020-09-08 5:08:31 PM  

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2020-09-08 5:10:28 PM  
In 1968 I was a fairly new arrival at NAS Atsugi Japan. Was barely 21 and had grown up in New Jersey. Had a small Japanese house off base. Was drinking a bit of sake in a small bar near where I lived.  The ground began to roll under my feet. All the employees fled to a basement while I stayed at the bar. Wish I could be that young and dumb again. Life goes by too fast. Enjoy your youth while you have it.
 
2020-09-08 5:14:59 PM  

phalamir: Subby, the UK doesn't build for earthquakes.  And considering the age of the median house is 1500 years, it doesn't take a lot of shaking to send many things falling down.


Plus if you've never experienced anything like that, yeah I'm not gonna lie it'd be pretty farking frightening.  I've lived in SoCal my whole life, I don't even get out of bed for anything smaller than a 6 or so unless it's right on top of me.  Put my anywhere near a midwest tornado?  I'd probably need a change of pants.
 
2020-09-08 5:17:41 PM  

jim32rr: Eli WhiskeyDik: jim32rr: I hope they are ok
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What I wouldn't give........

Ok I'll arrange it, gonna need some TF and some time with your Mom.


Done.
 
2020-09-08 5:22:12 PM  

phalamir: Subby, the UK doesn't build for earthquakes.  And considering the age of the median house is 1500 years, it doesn't take a lot of shaking to send many things falling down.


The british geological society says every two years is a magnitude 4....

So those houses have experienced probably several hundred....
 
2020-09-08 5:25:55 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: phalamir: Subby, the UK doesn't build for earthquakes.  And considering the age of the median house is 1500 years, it doesn't take a lot of shaking to send many things falling down.

Plus if you've never experienced anything like that, yeah I'm not gonna lie it'd be pretty farking frightening.  I've lived in SoCal my whole life, I don't even get out of bed for anything smaller than a 6 or so unless it's right on top of me.  Put my anywhere near a midwest tornado?  I'd probably need a change of pants.


My first tornado missed the town I was in but hit the turkey farm.


That smelled for days.
 
2020-09-08 5:41:10 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: phalamir: Subby, the UK doesn't build for earthquakes.  And considering the age of the median house is 1500 years, it doesn't take a lot of shaking to send many things falling down.

Plus if you've never experienced anything like that, yeah I'm not gonna lie it'd be pretty farking frightening.  I've lived in SoCal my whole life, I don't even get out of bed for anything smaller than a 6 or so unless it's right on top of me.  Put my anywhere near a midwest tornado?  I'd probably need a change of pants.


Same here.  It's fun to watch non-Californians shiat their pants over a 5 or something.
 
2020-09-08 5:50:15 PM  

steklo: gunther_bumpass: 3.3 is about the level of my greasy downstairs neighbors having an afternoon fark.

Uhm, that's not grease...might be lube but, its not grease.


You haven't seen gunther_bumpass' downstairs neighbours.

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2020-09-08 6:00:44 PM  
Doctor Rockit - Cup Quake
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2020-09-08 6:04:10 PM  

steklo: phalamir: They also don't know how to say aluminum,

...and they call sprinkles "hundreds and thousands"

the horror....


Which deeply confused me when, as a child, I read an Agatha Christie murder mystery in which hundreds and thousands were a major plot point. That and referring to swimming as "bathing."
 
2020-09-08 6:04:55 PM  
3.3?? Wouldn't even wake me up
 
2020-09-08 6:24:50 PM  

SwiftFox: USGS has it at 3.9

Which is what, 2, 3 times as powerful as a 3.3?


Here's the BGS site. It also puts the epicentre to the north west of Leighton Buzzard, USGS has it to the south.

Does USGS have data collection on the ground there? Are there different ways to measure the magnitude and track the epicentre?

Just seems odd they would differ on the details, is all.
 
2020-09-08 6:45:03 PM  

phalamir: Subby, the UK doesn't build for earthquakes.  And considering the age of the median house is 1500 years, it doesn't take a lot of shaking to send many things falling down.


Your mom fell down the stairs and took out a cathedral down the block.
 
2020-09-08 6:48:28 PM  
The shaking alone is enough to scare the average  English type. Yards fall into sinkholes fairly often. Old mines: some of the Bronze Age.
 
2020-09-08 6:48:59 PM  
That was the sailors, falling out of
Subby's mom's hoo-ha, in the next town over
 
2020-09-08 7:09:59 PM  
Just fair Albion tearing itself away from the Continent...
 
2020-09-08 7:39:31 PM  
(Chuckles fondly in Californian...)
 
2020-09-08 8:58:50 PM  

damonm: (Chuckles fondly in Californian...)


Yep.  I've been known to sleep through a 5.0.

I was once awake in bed around 1 am with my cat lying on my chest when a 5.x hit.  My cat just stayed on me.
 
2020-09-08 10:55:10 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: phalamir: Subby, the UK doesn't build for earthquakes.  And considering the age of the median house is 1500 years, it doesn't take a lot of shaking to send many things falling down.

Plus if you've never experienced anything like that, yeah I'm not gonna lie it'd be pretty farking frightening.  I've lived in SoCal my whole life, I don't even get out of bed for anything smaller than a 6 or so unless it's right on top of me.  Put my anywhere near a midwest tornado?  I'd probably need a change of pants.


The old joke goes "How can you spot a midwesterner? They're the ones outside looking up when the sirens go off".
 
2020-09-09 2:59:31 AM  
This was near me.

Some local people were all like "WTAF was that?", others like me didn't feel it.
 
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