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Tremor tonight in the Lake District, UK

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posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 05:12 PM
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Heard about 11.00 pm gmt time at Lake Ullswater in the Lake District a large noise which seemed to come from above but which shook some cabinets the house and was heard by others a mile away. No sound of any plane exploding though. Has anyone else heard anything.
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posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 05:17 PM
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Sounds more like a sonic boom to me. No plane exploding, just breaking the sound barrier. About scurred me to death last time I heard one.



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 05:25 PM
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Interesting and have not heard anything about any activity there as of yet, But as we know it can happen..

Historical quakes have happened there with the south side of Ullswater being the most affected, and tremors have happened there in about April 2009..

So keep a listen out for anything else and have a word with other locals tomorrow to see what they have to say as well,

Keep us updated



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 05:28 PM
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Sky News has just confirmed that there was a small earthquake in Cumbria this evening.
Second line.



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 05:30 PM
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Ok its coming in now Preliminary 3.6-magnitude earthquake near Cumbria, England.

Ill update you soon,

Somethings shaking for sure Past 24 hours earthquakes in UK, Iran, Indonesia and Japan?! Not good...


Magnitude 3.6
Date-Time Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 22:59:11 UTC
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 10:59:11 PM at epicenter

Location 54.485°N, 3.242°W
Depth 15.2 km (9.4 miles)
Region ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
Distances 50 km (30 miles) SSW of Carlisle, England, UK
90 km (55 miles) ENE of Douglas, Isle of Man, UK
120 km (75 miles) WSW of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
395 km (245 miles) NNW of LONDON, United Kingdom

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 22.9 km (14.2 miles); depth +/- 11.7 km (7.3 miles)
Parameters NST= 15, Nph= 17, Dmin=92.4 km, Rmss=1.28 sec, Gp=176°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=2
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)


Event ID usc0000sdh


earthquake.usgs.gov...
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posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 05:43 PM
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posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 06:01 PM
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Confirmed by BGS

CONISTON,CUMBRIA
December 21, 2010
Time: 22:59:12.6
Lat./Lon.: 54.391 -3.095
National Grid: 328.9 km E, 500.1 km N
Depth: 14.3
Magnitude: 3.5

www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk...

link may take a while to load, took me 10 minutes and 3 tries to get it on, must be busy with hits



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 09:41 PM
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Somethings shaking for sure Past 24 hours earthquakes in UK, Iran, Indonesia and Japan?! Not good...


Yes, it's called "the world"... the world shakes, often violently, every single day, every hour... the UK has hundreds of tremors each year - last year (April 2009) there was a 3.7 in Cumbria and the world is still turning.

I've just been through the 7.1 here in Canterbury (New Zealand) - puts a whole new perspective on things - but those who had not previously bothered to watch quakes thought that is must be something happening on a global scale... it is.. but it's happening daily so no need to be alarmed.

Even the Japan event is not unusual - we expect a 6+ quake at least twice a week somewhere in the world and a 7+ about once a month.



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 03:54 AM
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I have been through a couple before in Cumbria one which was over 4, but this one felt worse even though it was only 3.6. The vibrations and sound seem to come through the roof and lasted for a minute or two.



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 05:07 AM
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I fully understand that and have watched quakes more many years also, But i just have this kinda gut feeling theres another big one on the way, All over the world quakes are happening and thats normal, But again its just that gut feeling,.. Some of these quakes have been slightly unusual be it depth or other factors,

the UK have quakes but not often felt, And though this was a light one many report that it shoot quite a bit for more than 20 seconds,

Interesting to watch,



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 05:52 AM
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The UK one last night was felt more and heard more probably because it was relatively shallow at c 14km.

From (recent) experience, the shallower the quake the louder it is, too..

I think what happens when there are large shakes, or unusual shakes, is that folk then start "watching" earthquake reporting sites and suddenly see all the (normal) action and start to worry that "something big" is going to happen when, in fact, something big happens a lot - it's just they haven't been watching before and only relied on the MSM to be informed. On average we should see a mag 7 once a month and 2 or 3 mag 6's each week. earthquake.usgs.gov...

It's also the case that we're a) reporting more events and b) building on more the of earth's crust - so not only are we seeing and hearing more on the news about quakes but more urban areas are being affected - which all adds to the eventual 'gut feeling' (which I've had many times before but now they're tempered by the great info on our Quake Watch thread
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posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 07:54 AM
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Yep, l got a real gut feeling about this one too. ln the summer, for the first time, the government carried out earthquake drills, paid mostly by the EU. Do they know something we dont?



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 05:46 PM
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Another has hit this evening,

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The British Geological Survey confirmed that an earthquake had occurred.

The organisation's seismology project leader, Dr Brian Baptie, told Sky News: "We believe the earthquake was centred in North Yorkshire, just west of Ripon, round about the Yorkshire Dales region."

He said the tremor measured 3.6.

Earlier the US Geological Survey told Sky News it was aware of an incident which it initially said measured 3.7 and which was 10km deep and happened at 9.03pm.

It said the earthquake may have been centred under the North Sea.

The tremor is the second to hit England in the space of a few weeks.





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