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Any UK people still up? EARTHQUAKE! I am shit up.

emil.y, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:00 (sixteen years ago) link

yep we felt it here in Hull, where are you?

Thomas, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:01 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm in Lincoln, it was pretty shaky here!

limón, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:01 (sixteen years ago) link

It lasted about 30 seconds here, power went off.

limón, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Nottingham. How was it for you? It wasn't too bad here, but I've never noticeably felt one before, so I'm still a bit freaked. Started like a car thrum, but became properly wall-shaky quite quickly.

emil.y, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:03 (sixteen years ago) link

we didn't lose power but it was pretty shaky

Thomas, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:03 (sixteen years ago) link

No power cut here, though, and the animals haven't gone crazy loud. I feel a bit dizzy, mind you.

emil.y, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:05 (sixteen years ago) link

feelable tremors in hackney -- i was looking at my computer desk thinking why is it shaking, then the whole building shook a bit and made noises

haha turned to ile for reliable info obv, hi foax long time no etc

mark s, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:06 (sixteen years ago) link

Just hit us. Fucking terrifying. I thought the picture on my monitor was going funny, then realised it was shaking, then it built to a crescendo.

Lynskey, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:06 (sixteen years ago) link

where are you lynskey?

Thomas, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Manchester btw

Lynskey, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:07 (sixteen years ago) link

The power didn't stay off long, it just went off 2-3 times quickly. We're in an old house though, so the shaking might have mesed with the electrics or soemthing.

limón, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:07 (sixteen years ago) link

bbc says "reports of tremor felt in west midlands area, more soon"

Thomas, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:08 (sixteen years ago) link

manchester building shake craziness. wow so was this north only?

myspace bulletins section has just exploded into life with a mix of hysteria excitement and apocalyptic panic.

pisces, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:09 (sixteen years ago) link

now on news24

Thomas, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:11 (sixteen years ago) link

yo
leicester big quakin

zappi, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:13 (sixteen years ago) link

north only if north includes hackney pisces

mark s, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:13 (sixteen years ago) link

ah. gotcha. is that better or worse i wonder.

pisces, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:14 (sixteen years ago) link

Yes, woke me up in North Yorks.

Billy Dods, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:15 (sixteen years ago) link

the wonders of blogging..sorted by date on Google Blog Search
http://tinyurl.com/3yzblh

bloggers report the following locations re: experiencing the earthquake...

Derby
Rotherham
Lancashire
Oxford
Norwich
Manchester
Lincolnshire
Coventry
Nottingham
Bedfordshire
Leamington
Market Harborough

djmartian, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:16 (sixteen years ago) link

is hackney furthest south on that list? it was negligeable here but enough to get me back on ilx!

mark s, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Nooo! I wanted to feel an earthquake! I was hanging up my clothes at that time I think, but didn't notice anything. Nearest I've come was being woken up by that fuel dump exploding in Hemel Hempstead a couple of years ago.

Mark, I first heard about it on my AFC Wimbledon forum so it's likely it made it further south.

Mark C, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:19 (sixteen years ago) link

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2275158.stm

limón, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:20 (sixteen years ago) link

checked again...No mentions that i can see of London...Nottingham mentioned alot

djmartian, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:20 (sixteen years ago) link

4.8

limón, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:21 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh arse, I'm thick, someone pointed me to an old story. Sorry.

limón, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:21 (sixteen years ago) link

BBC 5 live..4.7 on the richter scale

djmartian, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:21 (sixteen years ago) link

35 miles south of kingston-upon-hull according to yank expert

djmartian, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:22 (sixteen years ago) link

being in a block of flats in manchester, that was a bit spooky!
the lights wobbled and the lamp stand was all over. :(

not_goodwin, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:22 (sixteen years ago) link

yank expert sez some reports even in London ...expect aftershocks

djmartian, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:23 (sixteen years ago) link

cool!

not_goodwin, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:24 (sixteen years ago) link

35 miles south of Hull..that would be somewhere in Lincolnshire? as the centre

djmartian, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:25 (sixteen years ago) link

i am way ahead of yank expert

mark s, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:25 (sixteen years ago) link

"35 miles south of kingston-upon-hull"

This must be bloody close to Lincoln then

limón, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:25 (sixteen years ago) link

took bbc news 19 mins to mention.
a poor effort

not_goodwin, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:26 (sixteen years ago) link

Real link this time

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

limón, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:27 (sixteen years ago) link

Wow, Caistor

Nothing ever happens in Lincolnshire, we'll never hear the end of this

limón, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:28 (sixteen years ago) link

BBC 5live were on the case quick...they had phone calls in from the public, just after the news at 1.00

djmartian, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:28 (sixteen years ago) link

it had never occurred to me that earthquakes happen in britain

i feel mad dumb

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:30 (sixteen years ago) link

I live on a main road and there are a lot of lorries going by at night which shakes the house a bit. So even if there is a decent aftershock I won't know it really is one, grrr.

Mark C, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:31 (sixteen years ago) link

Well BIG HOOS you can tell by the excitement at a wee one that they're something of a novelty to us!

Mark C, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:32 (sixteen years ago) link

I was pretty surprised at how slow the BBC site was with this.

Still feel dizzy ;_;

xxxpost HOOS they don't happen often (or at least, ones that you can feel don't, there are lots of undetectable ones)

emil.y, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:32 (sixteen years ago) link

west midlands is the usual centre -- theere's a big fault line and small ones aren't uncommon

the unit my mum and dad's record player was on fell off the wall during one, and another left cracks all along the landing ceiling

in the first one mum thought a helicopter was landing on the roof; the second she thought a cow had jumped in the downstairs window -- when quizzed how on earth a cow jumping in the downstairs window was a vibration she felt she recognised, she gave NO CONVINCING ANSWER

mark s, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:36 (sixteen years ago) link

This all seems like an excellent opportunity for SCIENCE

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:38 (sixteen years ago) link

BBC News now saying it was 15 miles northeast of Lincoln

limón, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:39 (sixteen years ago) link

and 4.7

limón, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:40 (sixteen years ago) link

Take that West Midlands

limón, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:40 (sixteen years ago) link

I’m sure we’ll survive, it’ll be forgotten about by the evening after Gordon Burns has said his piece on it.

not_goodwin, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:42 (sixteen years ago) link

felt it here in lincolnshire, pretty cool. i was mixing down some music staring at the moon out the window, super weird!

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2008nyae.php

Crackle Box, Wednesday, 27 February 2008 01:43 (sixteen years ago) link

where is this?

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 August 2019 18:47 (four years ago) link

off the coast of chile, 6.5

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 1 August 2019 18:48 (four years ago) link

I am on the 10th floor and there was one big sway in the middle where I got my phone and considered going outside.

Yerac, Thursday, 1 August 2019 18:51 (four years ago) link

I like how aftershocks are called replicas. It feels so sci-fi.

Yerac, Thursday, 1 August 2019 18:54 (four years ago) link

i feel like i've been feeling these often since the July 5 one in mojave desert. and sure enough they've been constant, according to:

https://earthquaketrack.com/us-ca-redlands/recent

colton is like the next town over. and in the last four days there've been 4 between 3.1 and 3.6. they feel very innocuous but the thought of a big one near me freaks me the **ck out. and i've done no preparedness yet.

holy shit @ being up so high!

one charm and one antiup quark (outdoor_miner), Thursday, 1 August 2019 19:13 (four years ago) link

the new yorker pieces about the pnw big one got me really scared, but not scared straight, still haven't done anything for preparedness. the one thing that irked me about the pieces is that they more of less completely ignored british columbia. like let me explain the possible ramifications of this huge natural disaster that is looming but let's ignore that other country right there that will be massively affected. american exceptionalism is something else.

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 1 August 2019 19:23 (four years ago) link

xpost with the small ones we play the game of trying to guess the magnitude. My spouse isn't sensitive to them at all and thinks I am typing too hard and shaking the sofa or something.

I heard someone in the elevator during the peak and kind of felt bad for them.

Yerac, Thursday, 1 August 2019 19:31 (four years ago) link

the new yorker is not a magazine with a reputation for an international outlook xp

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 1 August 2019 19:34 (four years ago) link

xp. oof, i would not like that

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 1 August 2019 19:35 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

I just guessed a 6.7 (per my above game). I am still awaiting on confirmation. I think I was super close.

Yerac, Monday, 4 November 2019 22:01 (four years ago) link

is your residence/place of work well proofed?

imago, Monday, 4 November 2019 22:03 (four years ago) link

yeah, almost all buildings here (in santiago) are. I was in one above an 8 a couple of years ago. We almost went outside.

Yerac, Monday, 4 November 2019 22:06 (four years ago) link

I can usually feel them start, but this one was sudden. Or maybe because I was walking around making food that I didn't feel it. My spouse was on a telecom and didn't even notice until 10 seconds in.

Yerac, Monday, 4 November 2019 22:09 (four years ago) link

six months pass...

Big one in the middle of nowhere (Tonopah) in Nevada 30 minutes ago. 6.4 preliminary. I'm 100+ miles away and it was a bit scary.

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 15 May 2020 11:36 (three years ago) link

yes! we’re in Sacramento & it woke us up. No shaking that i saw but in my halfasleep daze i definitely heard rattling sounds

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 15 May 2020 19:28 (three years ago) link

i've heard from ppl in Fresno that it startled them too.

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 15 May 2020 22:21 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

An #earthquake swarm has kicked off southwest of the #SaltonSea today, producing 240 earthquakes as of 8pm Pacific. The largest earlier this evening was M4.9.
So what does this mean? We’ve put together some scenarios to explain what could happen next. https://t.co/wMzKa8FKQM pic.twitter.com/ow9r7J5FH4

— USGS Earthquakes (@USGS_Quakes) October 1, 2020

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 1 October 2020 03:47 (three years ago) link

(thread)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 1 October 2020 03:48 (three years ago) link

not obvious from that thread but that's the salton sea is right on the san andreas fault iiuc.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 1 October 2020 04:00 (three years ago) link

What shall become of Slab City?!

nickn, Thursday, 1 October 2020 05:19 (three years ago) link

Trevor's gonna love this!

pplains, Thursday, 1 October 2020 12:57 (three years ago) link

three months pass...

7.0 in Antartica

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 24 January 2021 00:19 (three years ago) link

if a tsunami wave hits only uninhabited shores, does it exist?

satanist of size (map), Sunday, 24 January 2021 03:57 (three years ago) link

three months pass...

5.1 near Truckee, CA (north of Tahoe/Reno), apparently felt in Reno and San Fran based on tweets.

too cool for zen talk (Eazy), Friday, 7 May 2021 04:52 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

8.2 in Alaska. Possible tsunami hazard.

USGS now has the earthquake near Alaska as an 8.2! pic.twitter.com/HefBvKmHKM

— Steve Lookner (@lookner) July 29, 2021

worst boy (Sanpaku), Thursday, 29 July 2021 06:41 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

A sixer! Strongest quake aus has had since 97. Boy howdy I felt that one - I was yelling at everyone to run outside. No one did, so my family are fucked if we have a real disaster lol sheesh.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 00:04 (two years ago) link

apparently outside is a bad idea? - falling trees, powerlines, buildings etc.
doorway in a loadbearing wall or possibly under a table is the go… is what i gather. i think? - i quiz california-born mr veg about this all the time & he just shrugs like its nbd

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 01:11 (two years ago) link

Yeah you don’t run outside *during* an earthquake. You are also not supposed to go in door frames any more. General idea is protect your head and get away from windows.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 01:44 (two years ago) link

I just stood uselessly in the living room flailing my arms yelling "get outside!" but the kids were still in bed asleep upstairs. I should have ducked under the dining table but I was thinking about the kids uptairs.

The whole house sounded like a herd of teenagers was running laps heavily all over the upstairs floors - shuddering and creaking and everything was juddering heavily. No cracks or popped doors or broken glass so I guess it held up ok.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 01:46 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Bay Area folx: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nc73799091/tellus

It wasn't big, but it felt like it lasted 5-10 seconds. Called the 'rents to make sure it wasn't just a truck driving by, and they actually said that it lasted a lot less time even though they're closer to the epicenter.

Fartleby the Scrivener (Leee), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 18:57 (one year ago) link

Bay Area folx: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nc73799091/tellus

It wasn't big, but it felt like it lasted 5-10 seconds. Called the 'rents to make sure it wasn't just a truck driving by, and they actually said that it lasted a lot less time even though they're closer to the epicenter.

Fartleby the Scrivener (Leee), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 18:57 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

2 people are dead, 11 injured after 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Northern California (near Eureka)

https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/20/us/humboldt-county-california-earthquake/index.html

nickn, Tuesday, 20 December 2022 23:13 (one year ago) link

that's where my family is, where I'm from.. hard to get a hold of them this morning. They're fine but shaken up

But they have earthquakes there all the time, that's probably the most seismically active spot in the lower 48

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 20 December 2022 23:17 (one year ago) link

yeah the power was out for like 75% of Humboldt County this morning, one bridge is down. did not realize there were fatalities though. it was a solid shake from what ppl told me, a good 30 seconds in Trinidad

sleeve, Tuesday, 20 December 2022 23:18 (one year ago) link

HUMBOLDT EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE: Residents in Fortuna, CA are waking up to scenes of broken storefronts and damaged merchandise follow Tuesday morning’s 6.4 magnitude #earthquake. pic.twitter.com/utA97IUUiJ

— Austin Castro (@AustinCastroTV) December 20, 2022

Andy the Grasshopper, Wednesday, 21 December 2022 00:10 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

7.4 near Taiwan, possible tsunami alert for the U.S. west coast.

paisley got boring (Eazy), Wednesday, 3 April 2024 00:55 (two weeks ago) link

Yes, we experienced it! Mt wife and I are in Taiwan right now, visiting her sister. We were in bed but already awake when the building started swaying! It is a modern block and we are on the 11th floor of 13. Nothing broken, just a few things moved around on shelves. Weirdly, yesterday we went up Taipei 101 and saw the damper (essentially a giant pendulum) which stops that building - tallest in the world until Burj Khalifa surpassed it) from swaying too much.
Had we been in the Taroko National Park today instead of Sunday/Monday it could've been very different...lots of rock falls there and people trapped in their cars.

Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 3 April 2024 12:31 (two weeks ago) link

12 confirmed fatalities; they are still looking for 18 missing people. The roads in Taroko National Park are pretty treacherous at the best of times: we saw many signs warning people to keep moving on a/c of rock falls and roads and trails which were now impassable because of either erosion, rockfalls or a combination of the two. Still freaks me out that we could've been trapped there had our itinerary for this trip had been different.

Grandpont Genie, Friday, 5 April 2024 09:12 (two weeks ago) link

New York?

bulb after bulb, Friday, 5 April 2024 14:26 (two weeks ago) link

damn my whole house was shaking!!

scott seward, Friday, 5 April 2024 14:30 (two weeks ago) link

i thought all the record shelves in my bedroom were gonna come down.

scott seward, Friday, 5 April 2024 14:30 (two weeks ago) link

4.8 magnitude ... pretty impressive

Rich E. (Eric H.), Friday, 5 April 2024 14:34 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah that was something (Brooklyn) Only the third one of my life

realistic pillow (Jon not Jon), Friday, 5 April 2024 14:39 (two weeks ago) link

i felt a tremor around 6.30pm
last night - turns out there was a 4.2 in Plumas County yesterday

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 5 April 2024 14:49 (two weeks ago) link

(i’m in Sacramento)

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 5 April 2024 14:50 (two weeks ago) link

7 minute drive from the epicenter to trump national in bedminster nj.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 5 April 2024 15:41 (two weeks ago) link

Dang, maybe there is something to these wild conspiracies about the New Madrid fault being in the center of two separate total solar eclipses.

https://i.imgur.com/VXBs9Mj.jpeg

pplains, Friday, 5 April 2024 15:42 (two weeks ago) link

Based on the location of the earthquake (magnitude 4.8, depth 5km), my initial guess is that this occurred along the Ramapo Fault line which runs through Northern NJ. Still waiting for more official information. pic.twitter.com/mR2vC4WxrB

— New York Metro Weather (@nymetrowx) April 5, 2024

the defenestration of prog (voodoo chili), Friday, 5 April 2024 15:44 (two weeks ago) link

i'm in midtown and felt nothing fwiw

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 5 April 2024 15:46 (two weeks ago) link

Oh shit
Shaka laka BOOM
What’s that?
AFTERSHOCK

realistic pillow (Jon not Jon), Friday, 5 April 2024 22:03 (two weeks ago) link


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