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Earth Tremor - Northwest England 11Pm - 21/12/2010

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Reports coming in of an earth tremor affecting parts of northwest England a short while ago. Some of my friends text me saying there houses were shaking...anyone here experience it?

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0000sdh.php

Just seen the report, I didn't feel anything unusual here in Staffs...

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Don't tell me - OON's shed has finally exploded in Cumbria

(v old joke - would have had to be a member circa 2005/6 to have any idea what I am rambling about)

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Just seen the report, I didn't feel anything unusual here in Staffs...

Yep my house shook for about 3 seconds.... thought a car crashed into my house!

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Yep my house shook for about 3 seconds.... thought a car crashed into my house!

3.5 quakes are very minor affairs .... you should try a 7.1!

4.0 and above you will feel!

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It depends if this quake is the result of the residual P-Wave from Japans 7.4 quake earlier. The Cumbrian quake could simply be a "trigger" quake from the result of that P-Wave hitting. I've seen a few widespread reports already of vibrational tremors, and "bangs" being felt along the South Coast, London, Yorkshire, Liverpool, even I personally felt sensationary P-Wave motion around 11pm (before the Cumbrian P-Waves from that quake alone would have had time to pass if they were strong enough itself.)

Just something to throw into the mix when theres already nationwide reports of "other" odd phenomenon the same time this was going on.

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3.5 quakes are very minor affairs .... you should try a 7.1!

4.0 and above you will feel!

Ah well, there you go, Scarf-Carrot-Coal has spoken.

And by the lack of respond to this thread, am guessing most of Cumbria is sleeping through it :lol:

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felt the car shake when i was at a standstill on way to work today, thort i was going mad but clearly not!

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i remember that one that hit in feb 2008 near market rasen think it was 5.2 was pretty scary at the time

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Seismic data for Keswick. 1800 is the P-Wave from the Japanese Quake as mentioned previously.

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It's definately an earquake, I didnt feel it because I was working, but people in Manchester had felt it!

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And by the lack of respond to this thread, am guessing most of Cumbria is sleeping through it :lol:

Not really. The NW England regional thread went considerably off-topic for a while!

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Don't tell me - OON's shed has finally exploded in Cumbria

(v old joke - would have had to be a member circa 2005/6 to have any idea what I am rambling about)

Actually, my shed is now a cold store for food that won't fit in the fridge, but the trouble is even with 800w of heat in there 24/7, and despite being within a large paper bag, and in a dustbin, my spuds are frozen. Didn't stop my wife looking at me last night, with eyes ablaze, only for me to tell her that no, it was an earthquake. I actually thought a helicopter was going overhead as we sometimes have low flying Chinooks sweeping the area (probably looking for me) and it was a very rhythmic thudding going on.

3.5 quakes are very minor affairs .... you should try a 7.1!

4.0 and above you will feel!

Well I didn't imagine it. I'm just surprised you didn't come on and tell us we're all doomed.

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I felt it too - it was quite a noisey shaking and seemed to go on for a quite a while.

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Just on sky news a small earthquake in northern england!

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Hi all, first post.

We're in North Yorkshire (Wensleydale) and felt it quite strongly, but not enough for any damage.

Felt very wierd though.

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Hi all, first post.

We're in North Yorkshire (Wensleydale) and felt it quite strongly, but not enough for any damage.

Felt very wierd though.

Welcome to the mad house, Hell of away to have your first post can you pop your location in your avater cheers

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Didn't feel anything here.

Is it on the same fault line as the Cumbrian earthquake?

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Centre near Leeds. 3.7 according to USGS http://earthquake.us.../quakes_all.php

Page not available for some reason on the BGS site. Maybe the earthquake affected it.:whistling:

Ah got the site now. http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/

Seems it was in Ripon.

By the way, the bgs site have a page asking people to record where and what they felt for any quakes in the UK so I am sure would like some of the above posters to record the experience.

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I suspect 3.7 will be downgraded: neither the UKGS nor the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre have even registered it so far. Also, it's unusual for the USGS to bother with anything outside the US below mag 5. Must have been an interesting few minutes for those who experienced it, however.

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I suspect 3.7 will be downgraded: neither the UKGS nor the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre have even registered it so far. Also, it's unusual for the USGS to bother with anything outside the US below mag 5. Must have been an interesting few minutes for those who experienced it, however.

Yes, downgraded to 3.6 by BGS but still 3.7 the the American USGS site.

I also was surprised they put it up on the US site as they do state at the top of the page,

Latest Earthquakes Magnitude 2.5 or Greater in the United States and Adjacent Areas and Magnitude 4.5 or Greater in the Rest of the World - Last 7 days

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