Earthquake

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  1. plan_D

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    An earthquake hit Britain last night at around 1am, the epicentre was Wragby near Market Rasen in Lincolnshire - which is not that far from me. I felt it and the son of a b*tch woke me up ! It was 5.2 on the richter scale.
     
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    Yeah. Huge chasms ripped in the ground followed by fire and brimstone...end of the world is nigh!...Or a chimney pot fell off a house causing many pounds of damage.

    The non event of the year.

    It was in England though so no harm done.
     
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    Hope everyone is allright. Fortunatly it was not too big.
     
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    5.2 is pretty good sized, depending on the depth and the length of the temblor. Did you get the rolling motion, or the sharp, pounding motion? That's usually tell you how close to the epicenter you are or how big it is.
     
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    Hope for no injuries !
     
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    There were a few injuries; not too many. I'm about 50 miles from Market Rasen, and it was a rolling motion -I thought I was dreaming at first when I woke up; it's obviously something I've never encountered before. I got woken up , my house shook for about 5 minutes and my girlfriend told me to stop wriggling before she realised the whole room was shaking !! :rolleyes:
     
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    Pretty wild D - now you could vist California and feel at home!
     
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    Rolling motion is usually what you feel. If it goes to straight up and down, it's a real ride. I've only felt it once, thankfully.
     
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    I dont think many brick buildings in the UK are seismically safe.... so good thing noone was hurt.
     
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    Dammit I go away and I miss all the fun... Glad everything is fine.
     
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    British buildings certainly aren't designed to withstand earthquakes, sys, but none fell down - the only damage suffered was a few cracks in the houses near the epicentre and a couple of chimneys fell off.
     
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    Glad your safe Plan_D, and all our other British friends.
     
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