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my first earthquake..
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Post 1 made on Wednesday February 27, 2008 at 07:14
Mr Griffiths
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We don't get many Earthquakes in the UK as far as i know this was a tiny one and no one was hurt..i quite enjoyed it in a weird way..the fact that Nature is still the ultimate power and not us puny carbon based apes.

I was sat at my computer when the earthquake made its self known ..funny thing was i had a sharp headache a few seconds before on the right side of my head just above my eye then the quake happened then the pain stayed a few seconds then went.
weird

i think the earth only moved a couple of inches in reality but it did feel a heck more

BBC say it was 5.2 on the Richter scale well it had my Richter twitching i can tell you..lol
Post 2 made on Wednesday February 27, 2008 at 09:35
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Well at least you managed to save the beer . . .

OP | Post 3 made on Wednesday February 27, 2008 at 09:39
Mr Griffiths
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arr breakfast
Post 4 made on Wednesday February 27, 2008 at 16:14
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A friend of mine sent was talking to me when it happened!
I knew this was a mistake; my grip on reality's not too good at the best of times. Glitz, in "The Ultimate Foe"
Post 5 made on Wednesday February 27, 2008 at 22:23
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I've been in a couple good quakes over here in Seattle... My (2) cats started freaking out a couple minutes before our last big quake here... The whole ground moved like a big wave in slow motion for ABOUT 50 SECONDS.
It was really weird... you are trying to stand there or sit there yet, are totally powerless against mother nature.

I watched furniture tip over, my 36 inch mits fell off a cabinet and exploded on the fireplace hearth, all kinds of cool stuff.

A very weird sensation isn't it? Glad you are O.K.

In Seattle we are on a major fault curve, and the science boys say we are going to have a major major quake here, but of course can't say when.

Sure didn't help our earthquake insurance rates after they announced that!

Gee thanks guys!
"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger."
Frank Lloyd Wright
Post 6 made on Friday February 29, 2008 at 04:21
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What earthquake? I didn't feel a thing.

[Link: earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk]
OP | Post 7 made on Friday February 29, 2008 at 10:35
Mr Griffiths
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Denton earthquake appeal

As you are probably aware a massive earthquake measuring 5.2 on the
Richter scale struck Manchester in the early hours. The earthquake decimated the entire area of Dentonís council estate causing about 30 quid worth of damage. Several priceless collections of ashtrays from Greece and Tenerife were damaged beyond
repair.

Three historic areas of burnt out cars, some over seven years old
were disturbed. Many locals were awoken before their Giro's arrived.
The Tameside reporter reported that hundreds of locals were confused,
bewildered and still trying to come to terms with the loss of Betfred bookies.
One resident a Miss Sharon Smith, a 15 year old mother of
six said "It was a shock to my little Chardonnay Mercedes. She came
into my room crying and put me and Winston off our stroke but my
youngest two Tyler MC kenzie and Brooklyn Romeo Rainbow luckily slept
through it all. I was still shaking whilst watching Jeremy kyle the next
day".

Apparently looting, mugging and car crime did carry on as normal.
The Red Cross has so far managed to ship 4000 crates of lager into
the area to help the stricken locals. Rescue workers are still
searching through the rubble and have recovered large amounts of
belongings including Benefit Books, jewellery by Elizabeth Duke at
Argos and finest bone china from B&M.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?


This appeal is to raise money for food and clothes parcels for those
caught up in the disaster. Clothing is urgently needed and amongst
the most sought after items are;

Nike or Burberry Baseball Caps

Kappa Tracksuit Tops (his and hers)

Adidas Trackie Bottoms 3/4 length,

Winnie the poo Socks

Rockport Boots

and anything else from JD sports shop

Food parcels must take into consideration local tastes and should
include Micro Meals, Pot Noodles, Baked Beanz, Super Noodles,
Sausage Rolls and Greggs pasties for the babies. Lambrini or
White lightning would also be gratefully received.



Every little helps. Remember:

22p buys a biro to help fill in a compensation form

£2.00 buys chips with curry and blue Panda pop for a
family of nine

£6.00 buys 20 B&H and a box of Swan Vestas to calm the
nerves of a grieving ten year old

Please don't send tents for shelter as the sight of posh
accommodation is unfair on the residents of Ashton under lyne.
Post 8 made on Monday March 3, 2008 at 12:17
mattweb
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I slept right through this, even though you were meant to be able to feel it as far away as london. Saying that, i slept through the Buncefield explosion as well, which was only a few miles away (local schools had their windows smashed by the shocks).
Post 9 made on Monday March 17, 2008 at 16:48
Adamh4
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On February 29, 2008 at 10:35, Mr Griffiths said...
Denton earthquake appeal

As you are probably aware a massive earthquake measuring
5.2 on the

Richter scale struck Manchester in the early hours. The
earthquake decimated the entire area of Dentonís council
estate causing about 30 quid worth of damage. Several
priceless collections of ashtrays from Greece and Tenerife
were damaged beyond

repair.

Three historic areas of burnt out cars, some over seven
years old

were disturbed. Many locals were awoken before their Giro's
arrived.

The Tameside reporter reported that hundreds of locals
were confused,

bewildered and still trying to come to terms with the
loss of Betfred bookies.

One resident a Miss Sharon Smith, a 15 year old mother
of

six said "It was a shock to my little Chardonnay Mercedes.
She came

into my room crying and put me and Winston off our stroke
but my

youngest two Tyler MC kenzie and Brooklyn Romeo Rainbow
luckily slept

through it all. I was still shaking whilst watching Jeremy
kyle the next

day".

Apparently looting, mugging and car crime did carry on
as normal.

The Red Cross has so far managed to ship 4000 crates of
lager into

the area to help the stricken locals. Rescue workers are
still

searching through the rubble and have recovered large
amounts of

belongings including Benefit Books, jewellery by Elizabeth
Duke at

Argos and finest bone china from B&M.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

This appeal is to raise money for food and clothes parcels
for those

caught up in the disaster. Clothing is urgently needed
and amongst

the most sought after items are;

Nike or Burberry Baseball Caps

Kappa Tracksuit Tops (his and hers)

Adidas Trackie Bottoms 3/4 length,

Winnie the poo Socks

Rockport Boots

and anything else from JD sports shop

Food parcels must take into consideration local tastes
and should

include Micro Meals, Pot Noodles, Baked Beanz, Super Noodles,

Sausage Rolls and Greggs pasties for the babies. Lambrini
or

White lightning would also be gratefully received.

Every little helps. Remember:

22p buys a biro to help fill in a compensation form

£2.00 buys chips with curry and blue Panda pop for a
family of nine

£6.00 buys 20 B&H and a box of Swan Vestas to calm the
nerves of a grieving ten year old

Please don't send tents for shelter as the sight of posh

accommodation is unfair on the residents of Ashton under
lyne.

Now that's funny, possibly a little too close to the truth though.

Adam.
Post 10 made on Monday March 17, 2008 at 16:50
djy
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You had one in Devon too?


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