Earthquake shakes up Britain

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  1. D_golden parachute

    D_golden parachute New Member

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    That's too bad. Apart from geological factors, what makes UK exempt from earthquakes and other natural disasters? Do you expect them to only occur in the third world?
     
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    We are nowhere near a fault line and our climate is all wrong for weather based disasters
     
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    Easssssy. Lighten up Francis... just a geological occurence, not a funking socio-economic point for you to leverage.
     
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    I hope all of our England based members are well and that damage was minimal.
     
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    It looks pretty minor, just some power problems and maybe a bit of structural damage

    but it's 3am and most people are asleep, so we never know
     
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    Not all earthquakes occur in 3rd world nations. :rolleyes: :duh:

    At risk of sounding like an elitist snob, most buildings, homes, businesses, etc. in the UK are not mud or adobe huts.

    It has to do with resonance. When the frequency of the earthquake matches the natural frequency of a building, resonance occurs, and that building will shake more than others. So if you live in a modern structure made of brick, wood, and/or steel you have a much better chance of surviving a earthquake. :cool:


    Earthquakes shake some buildings more than others.

    Earthquakes shake some buildings more than others. Earthquakes cause the ground to vibrate, which means that it moves back and forth. The number of vibrations per second that the ground moves is the frequency of the motion. The frequency of the shaking causes some buildings to vibrate more than others. This is because all objects have a natural frequency at which they vibrate. When the frequency of the earthquake matches the natural frequency of a building, resonance occurs, and that building will shake more than others.


    I was curious about that. I didn't know the UK had a fault line; so an earthquake there is shocking. I hope no one was injured.
     
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    It happened a couple of hours ago,it was one of the strongest here.The whole house shook but there doesn't seem to be any damage.
     
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    I felt that shit :O I thought i was going mad, but my whole room shook with me in it. Not hard enough to knock anything over, but i was unwillingly moveing. I stopped what i was doing and got up, and by then it had stopped so i just assumed i was going mad and must have imagined it. Wow, a big quake in the UK, hope not too many are hurt :S
     
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    I thought it was just the wind haha
     
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    Could it have been caused by a bopperbasting orgy, I wonder?
     
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    Welcome to life on the San Andreas Fault.... perhaps a few know what it means (in a VERY good way) to say "we haven't had a good earthquake in awhile".

    Them girls need to let off some steam once and awhile.... otherwise, thems gets bitchy... and everybody loses.
     
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    Pffft! :tongue: You two hot guys probably weren't alone; and thought that you had once again made the earth move. :wink: :biggrin1:

    But seriously, I am glad you are okay.

     
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    I am glad it was not a major earthquake
     
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    All of these recent earthquakes are freaking me out. I hope that everyone is alright.
     
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    Apparently it was felt strongly where my mother lives, I'll have to ring and ask her in the morning. I didn't feel a thing of the earthquake we had a few years ago - it was much closer to me than this one, too.

    England is clearly quivering with anticipation of my return. Our climate is so random. :smile:
     
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    It's in the bible; we're all going to die!

    No, really. I hope you guys are all ok.
     
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    evidently, can also occur in third-rate nations
     
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    Um, apart from geological factors? We're talking about earthquakes right? :confused: Last time I checked I don't live in a third world country. I mean, yes, parts of LA are pretty rough but...

    I'm so very confused now.

    Anyway, I hope our UK friends are all okay and not too shaken up.
     
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