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Massive power outage in Edinburgh....North Central.

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posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:12 PM
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The entire North Central area of Edinburgh Scotland has JUST gone dark.
My son had football (Soccer..lol) training, and the entire area went off, on the drive back, it seems miles of area are in darkness. Anyone from the area seeing/notice this?

Shaun

Edit:
Tempted to drive to the top of the hill I live on (Drumbrea) and take some pictures.
If I dont reply soon, you will know it hit my area. Its the area JUST Next to mine. it total darkness.

Wonder if its anything to do with the sun?
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posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:18 PM
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Our electric company supplies a phone number to call to report a power outage. If they've figured out why the power is out, they leave a recorded message for anyone phoning to let them know what the problem is (if they know), and the expected time for the power to be turned back on.

Is there anything like that available there? It's really handy to know if it was just an accident, and whether they expect it to be a long outage.



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:22 PM
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no gentlemen with tarmac waggons towing a few tonnes of red covered power cables driving around ?

as alot of it is some idiot trying to pull out a substations power cables and messing up which trips out other substations and so you get an area wide drop out



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:22 PM
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Originally posted by shauny
The entire North Central area of Edinburgh Scotland has JUST gone dark.
My son had football (Soccer..lol) training, and the entire area went off, on the drive back, it seems miles of area are in darkness. Anyone from the area seeing/notice this?

Shaun

Edit:
Tempted to drive to the top of the hill I live on (Drumbrea) and take some pictures.
If I dont reply soon, you will know it hit my area. Its the area JUST Next to mine. it total darkness.

Wonder if its anything to do with the sun?
edit on 4/10/2011 by shauny because: (no reason given)



Please get some photos.
If you have a Sony Handycam, use the night vision option and video tape the area and sky as well.
Let us know and be careful.

Use and InfraRed filter as well.
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posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:25 PM
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There was a broadband outage yesterday affected by "power issues" too:
BT Broadband Power Outage



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:26 PM
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this wouldn't be a conspiracy site if we didn't ask this one xD

if theres no power how are you posting this message?

don't get me wrong i'm just trying to rule out the obvious, same way you can rule out a problem with a dvd player if its not pluged in.

ed: regarding the sun

www2.nict.go.jp...
www.swpc.noaa.gov...

seams to have been (relatively) quiet for over a day now.

www.swpc.noaa.gov...

nothing spectacular on the graph either.
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posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:29 PM
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Originally posted by whatsinaname
this wouldn't be a conspiracy site if we didn't ask this one xD

if theres no power how are you posting this message?


Answered in the OP.


Originally posted by shauny
If I dont reply soon, you will know it hit my area. Its the area JUST Next to mine. it total darkness.


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Hope ya gets some pics shauny!

OiO



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:29 PM
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im in livingston 13 miles west.. all good here, fully lekky and netbrowsing all day long


no outage out this way.



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:31 PM
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This may be why LINK

Looks like were expecting a geo magnetic storm to hit todAY. Stay safe!
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posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:34 PM
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my bad I am not familiar with scotlands geography, seperate area from the blackout I assume.

I have found one recent link to this in mainstream but the link is timing out =( the description mentions something about BT being floored by outages in belfast and london aswell. for the sake of it and if it returns, or its just my end, heres said link.

www.macworld.co.uk...



... a power failure at an exchange in Birmingham. The problem has affected customers in cities such as London, Belfast and Edinburgh, according to the BBC. ...


thats all I can see of the descript unfortunaly.



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:36 PM
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yup happened here to and am in the east of Edinburgh, well comes under north edinburgh - areas around muirhouse/pilton/granton and western harbour etc all went out. not good when tryin to celebrate and 8th bday lol
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posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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OK...

Went up and took a picture from top of the hill.
And sure enough, the entire north/centreal area of Edinburgh was in darkness....
The water is The River Forth...
Fife is over the water...
The area I have circled is about 8 miles in side (ish)

Here:



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 02:58 PM
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Originally posted by ronishia
yup happened here to and am in the east of Edinburgh, well comes under north edinburgh - areas around muirhouse/pilton/granton and western harbour etc all went out. not good when tryin to celebrate and 8th bday lol
edit on 4/10/11 by ronishia because: (no reason given)


You back up?
My son said it went off, came on, went off then stayed off for a while.
I went a took a picture from the Drumbrea Leasure Centre, looking directly north. Looked like a LONG bit of North Edinburgh was out. I have other pictures, but this is the best one....sadly.

Shaun

Edit:
Looking at that photo again, it looks like it went west and east a bit more also...

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posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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Originally posted by Violater1

Originally posted by shauny

Use and InfraRed filter as well.
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Sorry using my 8mp HTC Sensation. All I got...Sorry.
To the east of where I was I could see the Grangemouth oil refinary, but 20/40 miles east, there was a glow. No idea. I am just going over the pictures here. But to be fair they aint all that good.

Good that someone in the are confirmed it..



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 03:03 PM
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back on for now yea, it went off for about 5 mins, came back on then 20 minutes later went off again for 30 minutes, we were told it wouldnt be back up till 10pm :s lol.

was funny watchin everyone come out there houses all u seen was lil phone lights bobbin about the streets haha, the icecream van still made its rounds though



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 03:03 PM
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Well whatever the reason, I hope you get it back soon. Thanks for reporting though, that is interesting.



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 03:04 PM
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The solar disk is peppered with spots. None poses a significant threat for Earth-directed flares. Credit: SDO/HMI


Spaceweather.com



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 03:21 PM
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Originally posted by ronishia
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, the icecream van still made its rounds though


HA HA HA
NOT SHOCKED AT THIS !

LOL..can imagine all the mobile phone lights..


Nice to meet you neighbour



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 03:22 PM
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nice to see a fellow nutter on board the crazy train



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 03:24 PM
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Originally posted by ronishia
reply to post by shauny
 


nice to see a fellow nutter on board the crazy train

Tinfoil hat wearers we are called yeah? lol



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