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Earthquake Shakes Southern England

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posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 09:50 AM
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Earthquake Shakes Southern England


uk.news.yahoo.com

An earthquake with a magnitude of at least 4.3 has damaged homes and disrupted power supplies in southern England.

The quake struck at 8.18am, with the British Geological Survey placing the epicentre 7.5 miles off the Dover coast.

Householders said they felt the tremor as far afield as East Sussex, Essex and Suffolk.

Walls cracked and chimneys toppled onto buildings and pavements in at least four streets in Folkestone.
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 09:50 AM
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My brother was in Leicester in 2001 when the previous earthquake hit England, which was slightly smaller. This has actually been measued at 4.7 by the IRIS seismic monitor.

Luckily there has been no deaths and only one minor casualty.

uk.news.yahoo.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 28-4-2007 by Xeros]



posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 09:53 AM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...'

I felt it and was the one to break it on ATS



posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 09:57 AM
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Heck, I'm Hamshire and luckily it was not felt by me. I think I would have thought that a nuke went off or something.
Are there tectonic plates meeting under England


[edit on 28-4-2007 by Xeros]



posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 09:59 AM
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Originally posted by Xeros
Heck, I'm Hamshire and luckily it was not felt by me. I think I would have thought that a nuke went off or something.
Are there tectonic plates meeting under England


[edit on 28-4-2007 by Xeros]


no ancient fault lines.

It was weird, we tend not to get things like that in Canterbury. It woke me up



posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 10:02 AM
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Originally posted by Xeros
Are there tectonic plates meeting under England




No, just ancient fault lines I think, these are the major ones near us:



For anyone who doesn't know, the yellow lines are not fault lines


[edit on 28-4-2007 by apex]



posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 10:10 AM
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Those are the fault lines???

I know earthquakes are largely unpredictable, but from that map it would seem that an earthquake of that magnitude in southern England is about as frequent as the proverbial flying elephant.



posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 10:12 AM
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Could it be some sort of underground bunker building work


apc

posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 10:54 AM
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Just blame it on France and be done with it. I mean look... they're right there. I betcha they don't have an alibi.



posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 01:15 PM
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I'm no expert, but I lived in Califronia most of my life. For those who don't know about California, California is on a fault line and is frequent to earthquakes.

A 4.7 is a modererate earthquake, however, because the UK isn't on a fault and dosn't get earthquakes much, it would be very suprising for its residents. The Earthquake can mean many things, new faults can form, it could be an ancheint fault undiscovered, or it could be turbulence from the magma below the UK.

It's a good thing no one was majorly hurt. I started thinking, are the UK buildings built to withstand earthquakes? I do not know this so if someone can enlighten me that would be great.

[edit on 28-4-2007 by Reform America]



posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 02:22 PM
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Originally posted by Reform America
It's a good thing no one was majorly hurt. I started thinking, are the UK buildings built to withstand earthquakes? I do not know this so if someone can enlighten me that would be great.


Well, they are not built from wood like the US homes in Tornado alley. Most if not 99% of UK homes are built from brick or breeze blocks.

There was one casualty, and she is fine. (old lady)



posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 03:33 PM
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Originally posted by Xeros
Well, they are not built from wood like the US homes in Tornado alley. Most if not 99% of UK homes are built from brick or breeze blocks.

There was one casualty, and she is fine. (old lady)


I knew it would be an old dear who would be the only casuality. It always is.....

And I never understood why, in one of the most prone places on the earth for tornados, the Yanks build their homes out of matchwood......

But as for our buildings, they do not have a set code for "earthquakes", but we have pretty tight building practices anyway. Most of the damage was superficial; roofs, chimneys and the like.

Power was lost for many thousands, but I doubt it will be out for long.

As for the general topic; Earthquakes in the UK, well they are quite common. Most people don't feel them though.

It's intersting the epicentre was near Dover.... Channel tunnel causing problems perhaps? Just a thought......



posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 05:14 PM
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Does casualty not mean death in the UK?
How can someone have a casualty and be fine?



posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by Megadeth
Does casualty not mean death in the UK?
How can someone have a casualty and be fine?


Casualty doesn't mean death anywhere..... It means they are a casualty.



posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 06:07 PM
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Casualty: A serious accident, esp. one involving bodily injury or death.



posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 06:11 PM
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Originally posted by Reform America
Casualty: A serious accident, esp. one involving bodily injury or death.


Indeed.

Hence why A&E in the UK is called Casualty. You can go down there with a missing leg or a bruised head or any injury in between.. Take your pick.

Not many people will go to casualty if they are dead, mind you....



posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 06:26 PM
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Originally posted by apc
Just blame it on France and be done with it. I mean look... they're right there. I betcha they don't have an alibi.


maybe not the best place to post that but LMAO anyway

why do the english always blame france for everything



posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by spliffy

maybe not the best place to post that but LMAO anyway

why do the english always blame france for everything


Probably because it's usually their fault!!

We may be friends with them now but for nearly 900 years they were our mortal enemies...

Forget the Germans, the French are England's natural enemy...



posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 06:51 PM
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Originally posted by stumason

Originally posted by Reform America
Casualty: A serious accident, esp. one involving bodily injury or death.


Indeed.

Hence why A&E in the UK is called Casualty. You can go down there with a missing leg or a bruised head or any injury in between.. Take your pick.

Not many people will go to casualty if they are dead, mind you....


yep
i called into A&E after a traffic accident and was called a casualty. i was then taped to a bed and left like that for the night until the morning so the people who KNEW how too work the CAT scan, came into work. oh yes, i had a broken neck, but just a casualty. mighty


and yes tumason

not many people call into casualty if they are dead but there would be quiet a few that have left A&E in a bad way

and there is nothing wrong with the french when they stay in there own country

gawd, the british always have to blame someone


i am glad nobody was serious hurt in the earthquake



posted on Apr, 29 2007 @ 12:17 AM
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Originally posted by Xeros
Could it be some sort of underground bunker building work


I doubt it very much. Quakes in the area have happened before.

It happened along the same fault as previous quakes in the area.

Although it is more rare, it has happened several times before in this exact area. In fact, a quake in the area was referenced by date in Romeo and Juliet. I believe it says that something significant (the story itself, maybe I am not too sure) took place 11 years 'after the quake'.



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