Earthquake, magnitude 4.1, in Bristol Channel 20/02/14

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  1. Peter Mugridge

    Peter Mugridge Established Member

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    OK…. We’ve had the floods, now the earthquake. What’s next? Locusts?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26277432


     
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    Somehow, this completely passed me by. Felt nothing whatsoever in Ilfracombe - plenty of others on Facebook have said they did notice it though. Still, there's always the apocalypse to look forward to...
     
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    Felt it this afternoon, I thought next door had done something (they are having a lot of renovation work done). It was if the house jumped!
     
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    Are earthquakes common or rare in that part of the world?
     
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    There are several tiny fractures around smaller regions that sometimes can make a very quick shake.

    I once felt one which had the epicentre at 4 km away from my location and was 3.1 in Richter scale. It felt like someone blew some extra dynamite underground.

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    Seismic Map of the British Islands. If someone finds a better one, please post :)

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    Caused £1M worth of improvements....sorry guys, just my Friday afternoon humour.
     
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    Felt a tremor from a quake very early one morning up here in east yorks a few years ago. A loud rumbling and house shook like it was on a base of jelly.
     
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    Britain has a magnitude 4 quake every 2 years.
     
  10. Peter Mugridge

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    ...and about 200 smaller ones every year, most of which nobody would notice as they wouldn't feel any worse than a lorry rumbling past.

    Everything in the past 50 days is here:

    http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/earthquakes/recent_uk_events.html

    Ignore the New Ollerton cluster though; this is thought to be old mine workings collapsing.
     
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