Earthquake hits Kent

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Ipswich trom, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. Ipswich trom

    Ipswich trom Member

  2. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Being evacuated by the Salvation Army? I know the armed forces are a bit stretched at the moment but that's a bit much. :D
  3. Texus

    Texus Member

    Thanks to the consumtion of great Kent beer, i had enough problems stopping the room from spinning, let alone the earth!
  4. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    yes we had one here in the midlands in 2002 early in the morning
  5. John Brooks

    John Brooks Well-Known Member

    I've felt two minor quakes, one several years ago here in Southern Ontario (there's a fault under Lake Erie) and last year in Peru. I can't imagine what a serious one would feel or sound like. The one in Peru sounded like a huge freight train, only much deeper and louder......hard to describe and almost unbelievable to experience.
  6. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    I felt one a few years ago at home in manchester, i cried i was so scared! it was horrid defo would not want to b in a huge one!!
  7. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    The article mentions Folkstone a lot but no other specific names of places in Kent- Do we know if anywhere else was affected?!
    I've tried contacting my Dad in Ramsgate but haven't been able to! Does anyone who's been watching english news have anymore news on it?
  8. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Last I heard, power was out in Dover and Folkestone but no-one seriously hurt. M20 was closed for a bit, but trains unaffected. Ramsgate seems to be physically unaffected, but phones may be affected by power outages in the area. Quake was 4.3 on the richter scale, about 7.5 miles out in the channel.

    Apparently a big crack has appeared in the cliffs further down the coast towards Sussex, forcing a load of sunbathers to evacuate their beach huts, and possibly their bowels ;) .
  9. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Guess where Nina and I were looking at houses this morning....
  10. sunny_jimbob

    sunny_jimbob Member

    The inlaws live in Dover, and say at first they thought it was just a train on the line up the hill, then there was talk of a gas explosion until they actually found out what it was.
  11. Bungle

    Bungle Member

    A totally flattening of the Medway towns (without any loss of life, of course) would have been an improvement.

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