- Apr 20, 2004
We have just had an earthquake - Millom in Cumbria - don't know where the epicentre is - is there any news otu there?
Yes I did! I laughed at it and then ten minutes later I was literally quaking :lol: :lol: :lol:Mal_Content said:did anyone watch Mock the Week last night (22/12/2010)
had a segment about how funny it was that english police forces were doing earthquake training.
Prog went out just before 11.00pm
Geologist: Shaking Wasn't Florida Earthquake
Posted: 12:12 pm EDT March 18, 2011
Updated: 4:49 pm EDT March 18, 2011
PALM COAST, Fla. -- Investigators are trying to solve a bizarre mystery in Flagler County. A wave of people called 911 around 9:30am Friday to report the ground shaking in Flagler County. The calls all came from the Hammock area of Palm Coast (see map).
However, people in the north Daytona area, as well as in Deltona and as far north as St. Augustine, said they felt it as well. Many people were worried that the shaking was an earthquake.
The Emergency Management Office was on the phone all day trying to figure out the cause of the shaking. Residents said that buildings were shaking, and even a dispatcher in the county felt it happen.
"I live alone and I'm blind, and a while ago the house was shaking, do you happen to know?" a caller asked a 911 dispatcher.
"I'm not sure. We're actually getting quite a few calls about it now. We're having someone check it out, OK?" the dispatcher said.
The 911 call was one of about a dozen calls that poured into Flagler County. An unexplained phenomenon, described as everything from a low rumble to a window shaking movement, rattled residents from St. Augustine to the Volusia County.
"The ground rumbled and the building rumbled. Definitely abnormal for here," a resident told WFTV.
WFTV found at least two people who have experienced sonic booms and earthquakes from their time spent in California.
"That's what it felt like. It definitely felt like an earthquake," one resident said. "Enough to make you look to the ocean and say, 'OK, what's next, tsunami?' Because you're going, 'Is it an earthquake or not?'"
The U.S. Geological Survey told Flagler County that sensors in Georgia and Orlando picked up no movement. The National Weather Service reported nothing odd, and the Navy and Coast Guard told WFTV they had no information regarding on or offshore bombing exercises.
"We are checking with all the agencies that monitor those kinds of things and hopefully we'll come up with an answer, but right now, we're kind of perplexed," an official told WFTV.
Everything, from a meteor burning up to a moon phase that allows ocean waves to hit hard enough to vibrate the shoreline, is being considered as a cause.
North-east Burma hit by two 7.0 magnitude earthquakes
North-east Burma has been rocked by two 7.0 magnitude earthquakes, close to the borders with Laos and Thailand, the US Geological Survey has reported.
They struck seconds apart at 1355 GMT and were centred about 70 miles (110 km) from the northern Thai city of Chiang Rai, the agency said.
The first quake was shallow, at a depth of 6.2 miles (10km), while the second was much deeper at 142.5 miles (230km).
Tremors could be felt as far away as Bangkok and Hanoi.
The area where the quakes struck is sparsely populated and remote.
The BBC's Rachel Harvey in Bangkok said it could be a while before the extent of the damage is known.
...and they should listen to him, given his surname means prophet.Tommaso Profeta, head of Rome's civil protection services, told La Repubblica he had received a lot of calls from concerned Rome residents but that there was no danger.
"That said, our plan is to be prepared for natural disaster."
There are earthquakes everyday, somewhere.soaringspirit said:2 quakes in Spain kill 10, injure dozens:
Didn't hit Rome....or Italy for that matter, however it wasn't that far away either.
Earthquake prediction can be a grave, and faulty science, and in the case of Italian seismologists who are being tried for the manslaughter of the people who died in the 2009 L'Aquila quake, it can have legal consequences.
The group of seven, including six seismologists and a government official, reportedly didn't alert the public ahead of time of the risk of the L'Aquila earthquake, which occurred on April 6 of that year, killing around 300 people, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.