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post #1 of 13
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OMG! There was a tremor in Kent this morning which is just up the road from me!

http://itn.co.uk/news/f05bc7e5a911e9...94db79faa.html

I didn`t feel anything but I was just waking up at the time it happened. Quite glad really
post #2 of 13
EEK! That would have freaked me out!!
post #3 of 13
Yikes!! Thats scary. I am glad to know your safe and sound.
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
EEK! That would have freaked me out!!
Yeah, that`s a bit too close for comfort. Hope it was just a freak occurance.

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Originally Posted by catloverin_ks View Post
Yikes!! Thats scary. I am glad to know your safe and sound.
Aww, thanks hon! Kitty was yowling at me when I woke up. I know they`re supposed to sense these things but I`m sure he just wondered why his breakfast was late!
post #5 of 13
Just thought I'd put your mind at ease - Tremors actually happen all over the world pretty much constantly. It's just rare that we feel them. And seeing as it's the UK and far away from any fault lines, it'll have been a fairly small tremor. Nothing to worry about. Good to know that your china is at least still in one piece. Stay safe!
post #6 of 13
I've lived through a few earthquakes, the strongest one was a 6.4 on richter. It's a bit scary, especially when it was that big one and you had lots of after shock quakes.

It really depends on how well built the houses are where you are then though. England is overall not built well for earthquakes (no need really since it's not on a faultline) so I was really surprised to hear about that quake.
post #7 of 13
Oh heck, I did see that on Sky news, they had all sorts of people ringing in with their 'eye witness' accounts, they were saying lots of people were out in the streets, they could see cracks in walls and some chimneys had even toppled over

So you must have really been fast asleep then eh glad you and the kits are OK
post #8 of 13
EEEP, those things scare me We don't much get them here..thank goodness
post #9 of 13
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I knew I should have paid more attention in geography at school
But yep, the china is safe!

Ann, I slept through the hurricane we had in`87?
All I remember was waking up and hearing the catflap banging away like crazy and went back to sleep!

I`d hate to live somewhere where they had big ones
post #10 of 13
Glad you are O.K.!

The tremors here sound like someone's rolling a very large bowling ball across the roof.
post #11 of 13
I've been through my share of Earthquakes, and I can tell you, I don't think anyone gets used to them. I know everytime I feel one, my heart stops in my throat for a second. Not all of them are big or scarey, but you never know if that one small tremor is going to intensify into something really big and scarey.
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Ann, I slept through the hurricane we had in`87?
Yes, we Brits have always been good at predicting weather patterns.... remember Michael Fish?

"No madam, there is not a hurricane on the way, you are quite safe"

I'm glad I was further north, but I remember the wind being really strong even in Scotland and being awake all night watching it.
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Yes, we Brits have always been good at predicting weather patterns.... remember Michael Fish?

"No madam, there is not a hurricane on the way, you are quite safe"

I'm glad I was further north, but I remember the wind being really strong even in Scotland and being awake all night watching it.
Michael Fish! Yeah, I remember
Didn`t they do a song? Or was that just John Kettley?
Gotta love the 80`s!
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