Earthquake

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Robert Peel, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Anyone else feel it? Apparently epicentre in Aylesbury and 3.6 on the richter scale.

    I'm in Leighton Buzzard and it felt like a car had hit the house or the boiler had exploded, but without the bang. Lasted about 3 seconds.

    I can now say I survive an earthquake while I also had a broken leg. Move over Bruce Willis.
     
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  2. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    I hope my chilli plants haven't fallen over!

    The house will be fine it's a 1970's council house, the thing would survive a nuclear attack.
     
  3. reids

    reids Squad Player

    This reminds me of a friend who was recently living in Beirut when the huge explosion happened. We messaged him asking if he was ok and he replied the next day with him with his leg all bandaged up but doing a thumbs up. It later transpired that he was completely unhurt during the explosion, but was clearing up the glass in their flat after the explosion when he fell over and landed on a bottle of Campari which sliced his leg open.
     
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  4. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    No, I'm in Leavesden. Then again I have once felt a 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Peru 9 years ago, I was about 200 miles from it's epicentre. Until you feel one, you can't imagine the force of them.
     
  5. **** yes. Massive crashing sound, I ran upstairs assuming that part of the roof had fallen in, or wall cracked. Absolutely nothing to see so wondered what the hell had happened, maybe an accident outside. Now I understand. Seriously loud noise and shaking. I live near Tring so just south of Aylesbury.
     
  6. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Campari! :eek:
     
  7. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    I experienced one in Mexico in the late 90s. Again it was a long way away but big enough to shake our hotel for 20 seconds or so. A weird experience and I was surprised at how low frequency it was.
     
  8. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I remember the first shock shook the room for about 20-30 seconds, there was a noise that sounded like a long roll of thunder from outside. After a gap of about 30 seconds there was a smaller aftershock, then another smaller again. I didn't feel a 3rd aftershock.
     
  9. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Fracking’s wots dun it innit .
     
  10. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    (Placeholder for amusing earth moving joke.)
     
  11. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    I've experienced quite a few earthquakes in my time. The biggest was about 10 years ago in Turkey when I was on holiday, we had one that was about 6.0 which was interesting to say the least, it happened at night and woke everyone up. More interestingly though, when I was at Uni in Manchester in the early 2000's, we had what they called an earthquake 'swarm' or sequence. This went on for a few days (actually the last recorded tremor of the sequence was in 2011!) and we felt quite a few of the tremors (there were over 100), that was an extremely weird experience for the UK. Especially so as I was studying Geography at the time and some hit when we were having lectures on the subject! The lecturers almost exploded with excitement.
     
  12. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Has it been linked to Fracking or are you just joking?
     
  13. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Joking VoR, just thought I’d give the nimby frackin deniers some ammo .. :)
     
  14. He's fracking joking of course.
     
  15. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Likewise - I'm in Hockliffe and went outside expecting to find a car had hit the house.
     
  16. Cude>2<

    Cude>2< First Team Captain

    I just presumed Deeney had returned to London Colney
     

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