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VikingGrandad
08-10-2007, 07:22 AM
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Yes, Manchester has had another (mild) earthquake!

http://itn.co.uk/news/b342f217add409cbb0c37a04a71cecb5.html

I wasn't in Manchester when it happened this time, but I remember feeling the series of quakes we had here a few years ago.

Does anyone else here get earthquakes in their home town?

Celeon999
08-10-2007, 07:44 AM
Nope http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif


Never experienced one in my whole life. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

I hoped to experience one "a small one of course" to get a feel on what it is like when i was in Los Angeles for a few weeks. But nope.. i had no "luck"



Celeon lives in a earthquake free zone http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

gsc67
08-10-2007, 07:49 AM
Never an earthquake.... but that is a scary thing ! We get Tornados in Kentucky and I have been through 5 hurricanes being from Miami Beach. Mother Nature at her best for sure.... Goes to show you who's really in charge ! We hope for everyones safety overthere forsure!

VikingGrandad
08-10-2007, 08:44 AM
Updated news story on the BBC website:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/6940546.stm

Apparently one of the quakes we experienced during the 2002 'earthquake swarm' was 130 times bigger than today's tremor.



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@ gsc67 - your signature's too big!

VikingGrandad
08-10-2007, 08:57 AM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
Celeon lives in a earthquake free zone http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

I thought the same thing until 5 years ago! Never say never! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Celeon999
08-10-2007, 08:58 AM
I thought the same thing until 5 years ago! Never say never! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif *heads for the bunker*

Messervy
08-10-2007, 09:58 AM
We had quite a strong one (7 on the Richter scale in 1896) that demolished lots of buildings.
Another strong one 6.5 in 1976 some 80 km away and several medium eartquakes from 3-5 that occur every four or five years.

There is a habbit of having a big one every hundred years so the next (1896) is overdue.

gsc67
08-10-2007, 10:17 AM
I modified it Viking... It should have changed it.

There it goes ! Better ??

VikingGrandad
08-10-2007, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by Messervy:
There is a habbit of having a big one every hundred years so the next (1896) is overdue.

That's a scary prospect! Reminds me of an even scarier one: the supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park, which some experts believe is overdue for a massive, catastrophic eruption (three super-eruptions at Yellowstone are believed to have occurred on a 600,000-700,000 year cycle starting 2.1 million years ago. The most recent took place 640,000 years ago suggesting Yellowstone is overdue for another eruption).

EDIT - @ gsc67 - your signature's OK now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Goose_Green
08-10-2007, 12:12 PM
I find it amazing I had to search for this on the BBC website - with all the goings on lately in the UK, weather wise, I would have thought this would have made headline news on the website. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

bf2player2006
08-10-2007, 02:14 PM
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Today a small earthquake struck when I was at school today http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

First one...

It was like chaos after that... cause it wasn't that small I mean every one felt it!

Though it was nice anyhow... class was suspended for like 10 minutes... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

TigerShark808
08-10-2007, 03:21 PM
Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
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Yes, Manchester has had another (mild) earthquake!

http://itn.co.uk/news/b342f217add409cbb0c37a04a71cecb5.html

I wasn't in Manchester when it happened this time, but I remember feeling the series of quakes we had here a few years ago.

Does anyone else here get earthquakes in their home town?
I grew up in the Bay Area (SF/Oakland) Earth quakes can be scary. First instinct is to get away from the building your in, you tell yourself to "GET OUTSIDE". The feeling isn't so bad once you have experienced enough of them. Sort of feels like being real dizzy and the walls seem to lean in on you then away from you. I actually lived right on top on the San Andreas Fault (Pacifica<-- 20 miles south of SF)

tuddley3
08-11-2007, 12:34 AM
I am in a area, that I can feel 1 or 2 Earthquakes a year. Northridge was the biggest in my memory. But in the last 5 years, I have only felt 3 quakes. I suppose we are do for a Big One soon, San Fransisco had the biggest so far this year, but to far North for me to feel. I live about 40 miles from the San Andreas Faultline. I remember back in 1986, that was a fun year, my first experience with earthquakes. I find them a real Adrenaline Rush, better than a Disneyland ride. Can't wait for the next Big One, although I must add, it is not fun when there is loss of life, but I still enjoy the ride non the less.

So far, the biggest I have experienced, is a 7.0(Northridge)

Hoatee
08-12-2007, 01:18 PM
Durban, South Africa had a tremor once - believe it or not. But there is a one hell of a faultline (though a very quiet one) called the African rift valley which ends near Durban. Tremors for Durban are very rare and exceptional.

VikingGrandad
08-12-2007, 01:32 PM
Originally posted by bf2player2006:
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Today a small earthquake struck when I was at school today http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

First one...

Where do you live bf2player?


@TigerShark & Tuddley - funny how you guys are used to living in areas prone to more serious earthquakes. Just shows you can get used to anything if you have to. Do you get any kind of warnings or predictions of when a quake might happen?

Realjambo
08-12-2007, 02:16 PM
Puts a whole new twist on 'Did the earth move for you? Honey' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I have a fascinating book here somewhere all about Nostradamus's predictions, and his writings predicting earthquakes for California are pretty accurate, and almost eerie, although it has to be said there are many out there who de-bunk his work.

Nostradamus Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nostradamus)

I'll see if I can dig the book out.

bf2player2006
08-12-2007, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bf2player2006:
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Today a small earthquake struck when I was at school today http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

First one...

Where do you live bf2player?


@TigerShark & Tuddley - funny how you guys are used to living in areas prone to more serious earthquakes. Just shows you can get used to anything if you have to. Do you get any kind of warnings or predictions of when a quake might happen? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I live in puerto rico... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

just south of the Puerto rican trench!

more or less a fault line http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

tuddley3
08-13-2007, 10:21 PM
Originally posted by VikingGrandad:

@TigerShark & Tuddley - funny how you guys are used to living in areas prone to more serious earthquakes. Just shows you can get used to anything if you have to. Do you get any kind of warnings or predictions of when a quake might happen?

No warnings of any kind. Infact, some say there is such a thing as a "Fore Shock", which is supposed to be like a little hic-up so to say before the main earthquake happens, but I have never witnessed one yet. Something else that is odd about earthquakes here, about 75% of them seem to occur in the morning hours between 4am and 10am.

I guess you can get used to them, but I think of them as a roller coaster, no matter how may times you ride it, you still get an adrenaline rush. There is also the excitement of the pure power behind such a natural event.

@ RJ - Yes, Nostradamus is very fascinating, and it's quite eerie how accurate his predictions are.

bf2player2006
08-14-2007, 04:39 PM
Now that we have earthquakes... we have a tropical depression coming our way and it's expected to be a bad *** category 2 hurricane...http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif