Saturday, April 28, 2007

Quaking ...

No sonner had I posted about global warning than I read about the earthquake this morning - in Kent!

Several thousand homes in the Dover and Folkestone area are without electricity.
There are 300 possible gas escapes.
The British Geological Society described it as 'a very significant tremor ... of sizeable magnitude'.

Nothing to do with global warming of course ...

7 comments:

Verilion said...

Earthquake in Kent! Blooming heck 4.3 is about the same as some of the tremors we got in Mexico (which I always missed because I was either in a car/bus, or asleep - still not complaining about that.)

Minx said...

Just popped out to check this out. Also found this site that records all seismic activity in the UK -
http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/recent_events/uk_special/alert_info_uk.htm

Bit scary really when you look at how many.

Minx said...

Looks like the full link has broken - try this....

http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/

Debi said...

There was a fairly large earthquake a few years ago when I was staying with friends in Italy.

It was late at night and we were pretty wrecked and about to go to bed.

Oldest Friend opened the fridge door and there were 3 mighty booms and the room shook.

I was convinced it was connected to her opening the fridge and screamed for her to close it quick!

Verilion said...

Ah bless Debi! That's a really funny story!

Minx said...

Make note - must not be anywhere near Alper during a disaster.

Debi said...

I'll have you know I'm very good in a crisis. It's afterwards that I freak out.