Earthquake of 3.2-magnitude hits Oakham

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PostThu Apr 17, 2014 7:32 pm » by Fatdogmendoza


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Residents report houses shaking during earthquake that was felt up to 28 miles away


A 3.2 magnitude earthquake near Oakham, Rutland, which was felt up to 28 miles away, is being investigated by seismologists.

The quake, triggered at a depth of 2.5 miles at 7.07am on Thursday, was recorded by the British Geological Survey (BGS), which said that its seismologists were analysing the data.

Former English rugby union player Austin Healey tweeted: "We've just had an earthquake in Oakham. The house was shaking for about 10 secs."

John Park wrote: "What the hell was that. Whole house shook about 7.07am! It was either an explosion or earthquake in Rutland. Anyone else feel it?"

Kerry Rough tweeted: "Woke me up. I thought the house was falling down." Sara Dodd, who is in Whissendine, tweeted that it "felt like an explosion but without any sound".

Another resident – identified as Ali W – wrote on Twitter: "It was different to the last one … A massive bang rather than a shake."

She added: "I even thought a train had crashed at the back of us."

Tremors were felt in Stamford and the Deepings in Lincolnshire, among other places. "Did anyone else just feel an earth tremor in Stamford? Things just fell off my shelves," tweeted Louise Warren, posting as LingBeast. She said she felt tremors at about 7.15am.

Lawrence Green, @lawrence41green, tweeted: "Are we expecting a tsunami from Rutland water after this morning's earthquake??"

He added: "Was on my knees painting the skirting boards, very weird situation, kept a straight paint line though."

The BGS said the 28-mile distance over which the quake was felt was not unusual for an event of its size. It has so far received more than 180 reports from local people.

The agency has launched an online questionnaire to help assess the impact on the local area. It has recorded 44 earthquakes around Britain over the past 50 days, but only one – in the eastern North Sea – of a similar magnitude. Several have been around New Ollerton in Nottinghamshire, where 91 small earthquakes, the largest of 1.8 magnitude, have been recorded since mid-December. That area has a history of seismic activity related to coal mining.

"There have been no reports of structural damage from mining-induced earthquakes in the UK in the past 40 years," said the BGS, but an event of a 3.0 magnitude could be strongly felt and cause some alarm.


http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014 ... am-rutland

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PostThu Apr 17, 2014 11:27 pm » by Mydogma


it is odd to experience an earthquake, yes... but a 3.2??? WOW...sorry to sound callous, but why would this make 'news'? Do you remember Y2K???? 2000? The millennium meltdown? North Bay, ONTARIO, Canada experienced a 5.2 soon after midnight...Don't you think that scared a lot of people? Could it be because North Bay sits on a somewhat active fault or because it is ...or was... Canadian headquarters for NORAD? Yup...that earthquake spooked a lot of people, but did it get national coverage? A 5.2 on Y2K? MUCH bigger than a 3.2...NO NEWS ON THAT SHOCKER shaker.
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PostFri Apr 18, 2014 1:06 am » by Fatdogmendoza


"Mydogma" WOW...sorry to sound callous, but why would this make 'news'?



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PostFri Apr 18, 2014 9:23 am » by Richc


I have to report we just had another..

I live 15 miles from the Epicentre and yesterdays quake made news because around here it is a once in a 15 or 20 year event.

Well now we have had 2 in 2 days..

Yesterdays quake was just after 7am. I heard it and the doors in the house cracked but i did not feel it.
Todays quake was just before 8am. I heard it and the doors cracked but this time i felt it.

Must have been the same size or bigger than yesterday.

Strange to get one quake round here but to get two in two days feels strange indeed.
Almost like they both happened as the Earth was facing the same direction.

Wonder if we will get a third the same time tomorrow morning.?

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PostFri Apr 18, 2014 9:26 am » by Richc


Oh and i can no longer believe the USGS website.

It did not report yesterdays or todays quake at all. ??

How many is it really missing out.?

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PostFri Apr 18, 2014 11:38 am » by Fatdogmendoza


Richc wrote:Oh and i can no longer believe the USGS website.

It did not report yesterdays or todays quake at all. ??

How many is it really missing out.?

RIK



Lets hope they dont start fracking...The UK is already in a substantially fragile state :mrgreen:

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PostSat Apr 19, 2014 7:44 am » by Krasen


An minor earthquake in Leicestershire a few years ago rattled the furniture in our house, but appeared to do no damage, until six months later when an undiscovered crack (most likely caused by the earthquake) in a toilet cistern gave way and flooded the house causing £60k worth of damage. We're away from home at the moment, but I'm not too concerned since I always turn the water off when we go away now.
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PostSat Apr 19, 2014 10:13 am » by Hayden


There was extensive damage to Dudley town centre early estimates put the devastation at nearly £30! :nails:



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