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And I would like to know what '188 day cycle' Yamkin is referring to. Asking such a simple question is hardly being 'picky' now, is it? A simple explanation, along with supporting data, will be fine..

Damn, I first read that as Ovaltine and was afraid to go to bed tonight.....

Looks bad in Izmir Tsunami too  

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  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL
  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL

    Quiet of late.

    Reference Number: 2996979

    NZDT: Sun, Nov 9 2008 4:25 pm

    Magnitude: 5.0

    Depth: 120 km

    Details: 40 km north-west of Te Anau

    Reference Number: 2996675

    NZDT: Sun, Nov 9 2008 0:57 am

    Magnitude: 5.4

    Depth: 200 km

    Details: 20 km west of Rotorua

    Reference Number: 2986122

    NZDT: Sun, Oct 19 2008 12:13 pm

    Magnitude: 5.6

    Depth: 200 km

    Details: 20 km north of Rotorua

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

    A powerful earthquake has struck south-western Panama, close to the border with Costa Rica, says the US Geological Survey (USGS).

    The quake was reported with a magnitude of 6.2 and happened at a depth of 48.2km (30 miles), monitors said. The epicentre was close to the Pacific coast and 55km (35 miles) west of David, Panama's third-largest city and home to 125,000 people. There have been no reports of any injuries of casualties, says the USGS.

    news.bbc.co.uk

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  • Location: Sunderland
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Summer, Snowy winter and thunderstorms all year round!
  • Location: Sunderland

    Breaking news of a major earthquake in Indonesia...

    A major earthquake has stuck south-west of Manokwari, West Papua, at 0443 on Sunday (1943 GMT) according to USGS...A tsunami alert has been issued.....

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  • Location: Sunderland
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Summer, Snowy winter and thunderstorms all year round!
  • Location: Sunderland

    BBC news website now updated...tsunami alert rescinded..

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  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL
  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL

    Was awoken by one on 27th December. Turned out to have reasonable magnitude in the end. Since then, not felt anything.

    Reference Number: 3021098

    NZDT: Sat, Dec 27 2008 8:49 am

    Magnitude: 5.1

    Depth: 50 km

    Details: 60 km north of Porirua

    My earthquake preparedness kit (in case of The Big One) is still not very complete :oops:

    Have plenty of water, a tramping stove and some gas, but a bit limited in every other department.

    Seismic activity been very quiet recently (I hope that doesn't mean something...), only one 5.0 + quake in the last month.... :/

    I wondered what it was that woke me at 0530 this morning, I thought it was the wind!

    BBC News - Shetland earthquake

    Yes, they always seem to feel like that in the morning :D

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  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL
  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL

    Turns out it was a Mag 3.3 quake with its epicentre 17.5km below the village of Aith, in Western Shetland.

    Rather weak quake, but I assume the shallowness is what made it noticeable?

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    Aparrently there are about 3 quakes of this size per year in the UK. Shetland is seismically quiet and this is the first quake on land since a Mag 2 event on Unst in 1886.

    Some excellent info from BGS:

    BGS seismogrammes etc

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  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL
  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL

    Aparrently there are about 3 quakes of this size per year in the UK.

    That sounds like the UK as a whole is very seismically quiet?

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    That sounds like the UK as a whole is very seismically quiet?

    Relatively speaking. There are areas which are fairly active but at a low level, like the Great Glen in Scotland and the UK does get the occasional quake of the order of Mag 5.

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  • Location: West Bromwich (West Mids) 170m ASL
  • Location: West Bromwich (West Mids) 170m ASL

    It is very unusual to have an earthquake in the UK, let alone the Shetland Isles! Due to the Uk being no where near a plate boundary, its a very rare occasion.

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  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl
  • Weather Preferences: warm and sunny, thunderstorms, frost, fog, snow, windstorms
  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl

    It is very unusual to have an earthquake in the UK, let alone the Shetland Isles! Due to the Uk being no where near a plate boundary, its a very rare occasion.

    I think there are a fair few small ones every year though as there are many minor fault lines across the country. There is a table somewhere of how often earthquakes occur in Britain I'll see if I can find it.

    Here it is http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/earthquak.../faqs/faq6.html, there around 200-300 earthquake detected in the UK every year albeit small ones, which is more than you would think.

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  • Location: West Bromwich (West Mids) 170m ASL
  • Location: West Bromwich (West Mids) 170m ASL

    Sorry! Let me re-phrase it- I have not explained what i meant very well!......

    There isnt many earthquakes that are felt and most are of a negligable amount. I think there was one local to me in 2002 in Dudley . It was upgraded to 5.1 i think.

    James M-Thats staggering! So theres on average an earthquake in the UK every 2 days!?

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  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl
  • Weather Preferences: warm and sunny, thunderstorms, frost, fog, snow, windstorms
  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl

    Sorry! Let me re-phrase it- I have not explained what i meant very well!......

    There isnt many earthquakes that are felt and most are of a negligable amount. I think there was one local to me in 2002 in Dudley . It was upgraded to 5.1 i think.

    James M-Thats staggering! So theres on average an earthquake in the UK every 2 days!?

    It is suprising isn't it, obviously most of them won't be felt but that's still a fair few every year that are.

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  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms :D
  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos

    Hi there,

    I happen to have this in my bookmarks regarding UK Earthquakes. Hope this helps :

    http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/earthquak...klet_eqs_uk.htm

    Ooops ! Sorry James,seems you have already posted up the same site.Silly me lol

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  • Location: West Bromwich (West Mids) 170m ASL
  • Location: West Bromwich (West Mids) 170m ASL

    It is suprising isn't it, obviously most of them won't be felt but that's still a fair few every year that are.

    Its hard to grasp. The UK, a quite stable landmass in relation to tectonic activity, has an earthquake roughly every 2 days! Do you know or have you any data as to where the focus/ epicentre is for most of these UK earthquakes please? Im intrigued!

    Thanks!

    Ah i see you have just answered my question-Thanks Jane-Louise!

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  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl
  • Weather Preferences: warm and sunny, thunderstorms, frost, fog, snow, windstorms
  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl

    Its hard to grasp. The UK, a quite stable landmass in relation to tectonic activity, has an earthquake roughly every 2 days! Do you know or have you any data as to where the focus/ epicentre is for most of these UK earthquakes please? Im intrigued!

    Thanks!

    Ah i see you have just answered my question-Thanks Jane-Louise!

    There's also this interactive map which shows them in more detail, plus lots of other interesting data.

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  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms :D
  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos

    Its hard to grasp. The UK, a quite stable landmass in relation to tectonic activity, has an earthquake roughly every 2 days! Do you know or have you any data as to where the focus/ epicentre is for most of these UK earthquakes please? Im intrigued!

    Thanks!

    Ah i see you have just answered my question-Thanks Jane-Louise!

    your welcome :)

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