EARTHQUAKE!!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic / Chit-Chat' started by TDI-line, 27 Feb 2008.

  1. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

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    Anyone here this today, struck about 1.00 AM with the epicentre near Market Rasen in North Lincolnshire.

    Well it awoke me and my wife with a very loud noise and a rush of air, and the house shook, had a quick check of the tanks ;) , all ok, then back to bed.

    Did remind me of Buncefield again.

    Hope everyone is ok.
     
  2. Voo

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    Yep felt this one :)

    I'm sure i heard a noise before it all started, but couldnt be sure at the time as to whether i was just dreaming or not.

    Good to see another yellow belly around !!
     
  3. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

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    Where abouts are you Voo?
     
  4. Voo

    Voo Member

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    Just down the road from you - Spalding :lol:
     
  5. nickyc

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    Thought I was being burgled! :wideyed:
     
  6. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    Yes, had the kids in tears, bless 'em.

    Shook the windows and my bed. A weird 5 seconds until I realised what it was...
     
  7. Keith

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    Like nickyc it woke me up and I thought I was being burgled. Fish and tanks OK.
     
  8. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    what earthquake? :p
     
  9. TDI-line

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    Too much beer again eh Dan? :rolleyes:
     
  10. aaronnorth

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    My neighnour said he did aswell but he wasn't sure as it was to early in morning!
     
  11. Ed Seeley

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    Woke me up too and then I took ages to get back to sleep. Been tired and grumpy all day; kids were so happy today...

    (At least we covered why earthquakes happen so can tick that off the science list; they were all playing with the skin on their school custard today at lunch!)
     
  12. Dave Spencer

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    It showed up on all the turbine vibration monitoring we have at work.

    There was a much smaller one near Conway a year or two ago as well that we recorded.

    Dave.
     
  13. SuperColey1

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    You bunch of sleeping moaners. lol

    I was on tippy toes balanced on the edge of the bath stretching up with a cartridge gun siliconing the top of the tiled area Ive just done in my bathroom.

    Guess what......



    .....1 day off work and a very lucky bunny....

    ....My feet went backwards and off the bath edge and my rib cage smashed onto the bath edge.

    Then I heard things vibrating like mad and though I had burst a pipe under the bath (I changed the taps last week!!!)

    It was only in the evening that my Mum rang to ask if the earthquake woke me up? to which I replied 'what earthquake'

    The inevitable answer at the end from me was ' I was awake at 1am and didn't even know there was an earthquake but it is good to know that my balance is OK and that I haven't knacke4red anything in the house. lol

    Luckily just a little bruising and a nastly laughing wife.

    Andy
     
  14. daniel19831123

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    guess I am one of the few that sleep so soundly that an earthquake didn't manage to wake me up. I even told my friend she must be so tired that she is hallucinating when she talks about earthquake during breakfast. lol
     
  15. gixer

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    Welcome to my world :)

    Luckily there's been no bad earthquakes since i've been living here, a few tremors but nothing bad.
    It's a bit weird waling into a old building looking and thinking "if there's an earthquake now i'm screwed" :)

    Really hope that's the last for another couple of hundred years in the UK, brick buildings and earthquakes are not good bed partners.



    Cheers
    Mark
     
  16. Lisa_Perry75

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    Nope I didn't feel it, and I was awake!

    George you seem way too young to have children.
     
  17. Steve Smith

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    I slept through any tremours so missed all the fun. Mind, I live in Coventry and I doubt I would of felt much. Fish tanks seem fine though :)
     

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