Wednesday, 27 February 2008

EARTHQUAKE!

We've just in the last 5 minutes had an earthquake!! That NEVER happens here, and most of the UK is shaken up cos we've never felt them before.

EDIT

The original news report I'd put here is an old report. A friend sent it to me and I put it on here without reading it first. I did wonder how they managed to report it so quickly!

 

New report.

 

Earth tremor felt across England
BBC breaking news graphic
People from across large parts of England have reported an earth tremor.

The BBC has received calls from people in Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Manchester, Berkshire and the West Midlands about a "quake".

The tremor could be felt in central Birmingham at about 0100 GMT but it is unclear if it has caused any damage.

The West Midlands was hit by an earthquake in 2002 in the Dudley area that reached 5.0 on the Richter scale and caused damage to homes.

 

 

 

Wow, I feel sorry for those who get those all the time, and more severe. That was scary!

 

Also just found out that California had an earthquake moments before we did?

15 comments:

specialadyfink said...

OMG -glad you are all ok-
watch for aftershocks-be prepared
connie

emabecmar said...

aftershocks can be just as bad as the original earthquake. if another happens get in a door way quick. be careful my friend. ((((hugs)))))
Love ya,
Cindy xoxoxo

dklars said...

in 1990 when I lived there there was a small earthquake, too.  Wasn't too bad, it just made the tea in my glass slosh around slightly.  Stay safe.  ~~Kath~~

nightmaremom said...

ohhhhhh shit!!  Didn't know I had to worry about you and quakes too.....  glad everyone is ok... sending lots of hugs
love ya
xxx

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((STEVIE))))))))))))))I am so glad you are safe.I am going to worry about my Brother and His family when they go back to London.

siennastarr said...

I live in Cali.......  hmmmmmm........we had an earthquake?  Must have been very mild, or out of my range.  
I hate them, so much!  I've lived with them my whole life, and they still scare the shit out of me!

Jackie

ally123130585918 said...

Stevie it was scary ~ I saw on the news this morning there was quite a lot of damage ~ it shook our house but no damage thankfully ~ Ally x

haileen2003 said...

Yes!....was heard here, and so scary. I was on my own Allan had gone Home. I went down three flights of stairs 'to investigate'...not knowing what it was. UNFORTUNATELY in haste I missed my footing on the last stair, and went sprawling across the Lounge. Made it to the 'phone, and rang Allan. He got in the Car and came down.....He Bathed Knee,Elbow etc....and yes I'm very shaken this morning.
Aileen....X
http://journals.aol.co.uk/haileen2003/wishing-and-hoping

jeadie05 said...

Hi Steve yes wasnt it scary ,I  have just posted my version ,would welcome a visit ! ,...love Jan xx    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeadie05/Serendipity/

catslittertray said...

hope you ok,
what surprised me was that i was a few hundred miles away, and it was still strong enough here to make the pc monitor wobble ,
take care
sue xx

pharmolo said...

It was a big one, by UK standards, Stevie. And your area has had some damage to chimneys, according to the news today

tinkerbell876838 said...

Hey Stevie! Remember me? I'm back in the world of blogging again!
http://journals.aol.co.uk/tinkerbell876838/all-grown-up/

I heard about that earthquake. It didn't even wake me up! LOL!

gazker said...

I was out cold during this one, but the last one in 2002 woke me up and everything was shaking.
Gaz xxxx

zoepaul6968 said...

it was scarey hun,but hey at least summers on its way...ok ok maybe thats not something to get excited about,love zoe xx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/zoepaul6968/domestic-chaos/

luddie343 said...

Isn't this kewl?  Looked at from another perspective that is lol.  This planet is so totally alive!!  Stay well, keep singing.  xoxo CATHY
http://journals.aol.com/luddie343/DARETOTHINK/  

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