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Hundreds of officers in earthquake training... despite only 11 British deaths in 1,000 years

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posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 05:52 AM
I was watching the news this morning and saw this very strange.

Hundreds of police officers have spent three days training for a massive earthquake this week, even though such an event will almost certainly never happen in Britain.
Officers from Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Merseyside and Gloucestershire took part in the exercise to plan for a tremor measuring 8 on the Richter scale.
Even the disaster that hit Haiti on January 12 this year, killing more than 230,000 and making more than a million homeless, measured only 7.

A lot more info in link.
Why do i find this strange well the UK dose not have many earthquakes only little ones very little.

Check this bit from the article.

Only 11 deaths in Britain have been attributed to earthquakes in more than 1,000 years. But during the exercise, reported in the Police Review magazine, a mock disaster scene included burning cars, 'collapsed buildings' and more than 600 actors and amputees.

Eleven deaths in more than 1.000 years why put all these resources and money into this

Are they getting ready for something BIG

To me this is very odd we are in a recession cuts everywhere hear and they are spending money on something that mite never happen something's not right or am i just paranoid.

What do you think


posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 05:54 AM
Actually it makes you wonder if there is going to be a HAARP attack in Britain soon. That's the only thing I can think of about what all that training is about?

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 06:08 AM
No this is probably standard procedure. You have to keep your staffed well trained in the odd event a major disaster does occur. I could probably link it to the seemingly rising number of natural disasters around the world as a whole. . . maybe someone is taking notice of that fact. But that is probably just a far cry from the fact that it is just standard procedure.

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 06:15 AM
reply to post by stevcolx

I don't know about that but anything is possible this was a massive training exercise for the UK.
This little bit from the article.

Sergeant Colin White, a crime scene manager with Hampshire Constabulary, worked on disaster victim identification at one of the sites near Portsmouth.
He told the magazine that the event - called Exercise Orion and given nearly £1million by the EU - was a 'unique test' and 'very realistic'.

So this was no little exercise for something that is very rare in UK..

Thank You

edit on 063030p://2010-09-10T06:17:29-05:00109 by mars1 because: Edit spelling.

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 06:16 AM
I, too, found this curious and wondered whether someone knew something that the rest of us don't. On the other hand, this would just be the latest in a long, long list of schemes and escapades that the various authorities in our nation have chosen to waste public money on - so in all likelihood, it means nothing.

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 06:34 AM
reply to post by mars1

Hm, seems like the last time this lot were practicing for an emergency, the very event they were training for came about IE the London tube bombings.

Hm, I smell a rat.

The UK is due for some serious civil unrest and disobedience, the government is using the MSM to turn the attention of the lowered paid worker away from the wealthy and against the unemployed.

Britain is broke and has a huge welfare bill, citizens are believing what they read and turning against each other, not seeing the bigger picture which is the sheperd has come home to fleece the sheeple.

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 06:35 AM

Originally posted by stevcolx
Actually it makes you wonder if there is going to be a HAARP attack in Britain soon. That's the only thing I can think of about what all that training is about?

Who said anything about HAARP? I don't doubt that HAARP has capabilities beyond what is let known to the general public, but that's quite a jump in topic to start talking of a "HAARP attack".

I would lean towards the governments of the world knowing something of geological or solar importance in the near future, with earthquakes being a possible result and the drills are a result of this knowledge.

It's fun to muse over topics like HAARP being a black weapon, but don't let stuff like that infiltrate your life. You will be cowering under the bed before too long with those thoughts.

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 06:52 AM
It looks like they are preparing for something big on the horizon.

I hope it isn't a dirty bomb. we have that Pope guy coming to scotland next week. We should cancel on his visit.

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 07:01 AM
I caught this on the news last night, couldnt understand why they would train for earthquakes here in the UK. Earthquakes are probably last on our expected disaster list, we're more at threat from floods and other weather related disasters.

It makes you wonder why TPTB felt this was necessary, has or is something about to change?.

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 07:06 AM
reply to post by mars1

nah, not unusual at all, crikey, here in melbourne australia, we have weekly excersise dealing with all kinds of scenarios..

Last week it was survival techniques and training in the event of an elephant stampede thru the streets...

Week befors we done one about survivin an attack of land runnin great white sharks....

Is all normal stuff, no worries mate....

Oiy, who stole the flamin shrimps???

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 07:09 AM
The thing is the UK is prone to flooding so why training for a earthquake this makes no sense to me.
Here is another article on this check the headline.

Police given earthquake training for 'extremely unlikely crisis'
Hundreds of police officers undertook a three-day course on how to deal with powerful earthquakes even though Britain has never experienced any such event.


Something not right about this flood training i could understand but earthquake no.


posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 07:13 AM
The Brits do have some really bad floods from time to time, so an earthquake might happen, no harm in being prepared. Britain might get one, Europe/near Asia is getting more of them, the earthquakes might spread westwards. Plate tectonics/earthquakes is still an art, not a science.

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 07:13 AM
Maybe there is something we are not being told, and I suspect if this is the case it could be related to the extraction of oil and gas.

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 07:29 AM
It occurs to me that there might be a link with an apparent ability to cause earthquakes described by Harry Mason in the Bright Skies series of articles published in Nexus magazine. The following is a link to the articles
The method described consists basically of projecting beams of electro-magnetic energy from three different locations such that they converge on a focus point which can be anywhere e.g. 10 miles below Tokyo, or ground level in the middle of London, or 300ft above the Eiffel Tower in Paris or at a location in space. The effect is of a explosion of energy, similar to a nuclear weapon. Depending on the vulnerability of the local region (e.g. if it is a tectonic plate boundary) it could trigger an earthquake.
I thought that the technology and the effects were plausible but if so, it should be remembered that any country with the technology could use it to promote civil chaos and destruction in a target country. From this point of view, it is perfectly possible that Britain could be the target of such action.
Harry Mason wrote his articles around 1997 and they are very interesting to read

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 07:50 AM
Hmmmm! Does seem a little overkill.

Also, why those particular areas?

edit on 10-9-2010 by skitzspiricy because: Typo

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 08:00 AM
Actually the fact that we do have very small quakes very rarely and the fact that we are really nowhere near any active fault lines really means very little!

I remember reading that they are precisely the circumstances that could lead to a very large and unexpected (albeit incredibly rare) quake... You see there are 'micro' faults that are impossible to map and gauge how much stress they are under, so unlike known earthquake zones, we are pretty much in the dark about them... So it goes without saying buildings and procedures would be woefully inadequate in the event of a quake.

Also it is good training anyway, the skills do cross over nicely to all sorts of scenarios, I don't really see it as a waste of money, just good training.

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 08:01 AM
found this.

Stat of the day: £826,000
The cost to the taxpayer after emergency services took part in three-day a training exercise on handling a massive earthquake hitting the UK.

Although this could happen one day this is wasted money in my opinion wrong type of training for this country especially if like me you have had your house flooded that's what they should have trained for.

Like i said something not right about this.


posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 08:03 AM
Incoming asteroid?


posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 08:25 AM
I really wouldn't pay too much attention to the particular scenario.

What's important is finding out how well all the differing agencies interact. It's all about C3 (Command, control and communication) rehearsal. It could have been any scenario - i.e mutant bunnies (Holy Hand-Grenade of Antioch, anyone?)

I'll admit tho' it does seem odd to splash the cash on this scenario when there are others that might have been more appropriate in the UK.

What you also have to remember is that some of these large scale exercises that take place don't even get in to the press - no one is any the wiser, and I haven't seen any happenings on the back of them.

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 08:37 AM
Britain doesn't suffer major earthquakes, Europe does. Just ask the Italians. So indeed do many other parts of the world.

This was an EU exercise involving specialist rescue teams from across Europe (and Saudi Arabia) to practice working together under extreme conditions and hosted by a team from Hampshire that is frequently involved in such rescue operations around the world - including for example Haiti.

The local paper had a much less sensational and rather more accurate account:

I guess they could have gone to Indonesia or Iran to hold the exercise, but maybe England was just a bit more practical?

btw we don't need to practice for floods, we already have more than enough experience of them

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