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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by xUKHCx, Feb 26, 2008.
Sheffield UK just had an earthquake, wasn't big but I have never felt one before crazy.
I just felt it here too (London).
Was it caused by teh gheys?
Seriously, I hope you are all fine.
Just on the phone to my girlfriend (Huddersfield) when it happened. Didn't have a clue what was going on then it hit me (Liverpool). Was unsure whether my mind was making stuff up, but I swear something went down. I'm on the 11th floor so it was only slight, but definitely something.
Was that an earthquake? (UK)
I have just awoken to the whole room shaking and a huge rumbling noise at 12.58am here in Sheffield UK. Knowing this would be a quick way to find out what happened I whipped out my iPhone and posted here.
Its my first one. I slept through the last one! Hehe.
Liverpool? I don't mean to be self-obsessed, but I live in Dublin.....does that mean there's a Tsunami on the way?
It was most definitely an earthquake. Waiting to see how strong (weak in other countries terms) it was.
I felt it (actually it woke me up) in Ackworth, near Pontefract. It's a big 'un if it was felt from London the Liverpool, and all the way across the country.
Where are you looking for the info? I won't be able to get back to sleep again now for a while - may as well see what went on.
Never been woken by one till now, I could feel the floors and walls shaking, in the middle of Leicester
An actually fairly significant quake.
This website beat Sky News by 10 minutes with news of the earthquake - and to think I only came here for Mac info
The last quake was 4.8 in Dudley. Your link kind of puts this one in Lincoln at 4.7 where a lot of my family are. Hope they are ok over there.
4.7 the epicenter according to that site is just north of Lincoln or about 50 miles west from my house.
UK - Earthquake
Sorry if already posted - couldnt see any!
Any UK users just witnessed (and been woken up by ) an EARTHQUKE?
Bout shook the house down. People have been on the streets trying to work out what happened. I thought explosion to begin with
Sky News are reporting an earthquake!!!
Follow that link I posted and you'll be able to report what you felt, which will be mapped automatically by the USGS. Always quite interesting, and even more so since I've never seen one mapped in the UK before!
Yeah I felt it too lol
Yep, I had it here in Newcastle, Staffs. Three or so seconds, no more. At first I thought the noise was someone breaking my front door down.
Just filled it in, will be quite interesting to see the results of it.
You'll probably find people further away reporting feeling more shaking than people nearer to the epicenter.
I was just about to ask because I got V where as some one from St Albans ~ 150 miles away got IV but of course it is slightly subjective. And someone from Barnsley , very close to Sheffield) got VI
edit: I actually got V read the wrong line
It's somewhat subjective, and highly dependent on where you were when the shaking started. Above the ground floor amplifies the affect, wood frame building as opposed to masonry, etc. It also depends on your local geology. Based on the location of the quake I would expect some pretty good shaking to be reported in the Fenlands. Lots of liquefaction potential there I'd guess.
I have since changed my post after I realised I read the wrong line, I scored a V.
So are you some sort of geologist. My dad did a degree in geology and I find it fascinating.
Didn't feel anything at my house.......
Probably because I live in the U.S.
No, just a bit of background in physical geography, and I live in earthquake country (Southern California).