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swansea earthquake?

Discussion in 'Wales/Cymru' started by wayward bob, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

  2. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    seen posts from people saying their houses shook in Cardiff
  3. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    nothing shook but there was a very definite sway here :eek:
  4. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    didn't notice anything but not long up :oops:
  5. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Yes absolutely. My house shook, I’m about 25 Miles away.
  6. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    very odd feeling, and massive relief when it stopped :eek:
  7. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

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  8. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    I was in a 7.0 in Manila which went on for about a minute at 3am and was proper scary rolling around on a bed. Two days before that I was on a beach in the Philippines and there had been an earthquake just before and we got an aftershock. The beach moved under my bum. This one today was very much like the beach aftershock one. I was laying on my sofa reading and the sofa moved.
  9. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

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  10. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    You should use some extra polygrip on your dentures in case there's an aftershock mate.
  11. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    We've got 7 children in our house so we wouldn't notice an earthquake :oops: but others did
  12. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Is this the precursor to The Big One, when Wales breaks off from Britain? :hmm:
  13. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    Should i panic buy stuff before the looting starts?:hmm:
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  14. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

    Couple of friends felt it in Bournemouth!
  15. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    Experts predict a second, larger earthquake, with a possible magnitude of 7.5. They say it could potentially cause £37 worth of damage.
  16. alan_

    alan_ Well-Known Member

    Or should you loot stuff before the panic buying starts
  17. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I felt it very slightly in Nuneaton. Unlike the 2 other earthquakes I have felt in the past when sitting in this room, I was not sure if this one was an earthquake or not. Well, my initial reaction was 'is this an earthquake?' but then nothing else happened, whereas in the past the shaking went on for long enough that I could sit around for a while watching stuff moving slightly. Or leap up and run downstairs, or a bit of both. No time for that this time.

    Having now learnt where the earthquake was, I'm impressed I felt it at all.
  18. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Although it might be fairer to say I only just felt it and it its more a case of the sound being more of an earthquake tip-off for me in general. The sound of the building and various objects vibrating a bit. In this case after the initial slight feeling and building sounds, a few seconds later a cardboard box made a brief sound as it moved slightly in its position wedged between an external wall and some furniture.
  19. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery


    Victims can be seen wandering aimlessly muttering : "How be?", "Tidy" and "Can't fault it butt...".

    The Earthquake decimated the area, causing approximately £30 worth of damage. Several priceless collections of mementos from the Balearics and Spanish Costas were damaged.

    Three areas of historic and scientifically significant burnt out cars were disturbed.

    Many were woken well before their giro arrived. Thousands are confused and bewildered, trying to come to terms with the fact that something interesting has happened in Swansea.

    One resident, Sara-Angharrod Davies, a 15 year old mother-of-five said "It was such a shock, little Chardonnay-Mercedes came running into my bedroom crying. My youngest two, Tyler-Morgan and Megan-Storm slept through it. I was still shaking when I was watching Killroy Silk the next morning."

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

    The British Red Cross have so far managed to ship 4000 crates of Sunny Delight to the area to help the stricken masses. Rescue workers are still searching through the rubble and have found large quantities of personal belongings including benefit books, jewellery from Elizabeth Duke at Argos and bone china from Everythings a Pound.

    This appeal is to raise clothing and food parcels for those unfortunate enough to be caught up in it.

    Clothing is most sought after. Items required include: -
    Fila Baseball Caps, Kappa Tracksuit tops (His and Hers), Shell Suits (Female), White Sports Socks, Nike Air Basketball Boots and any other items usually sold in TK Maxx.

    Food parcels may be harder to put together but necessary all the same.

    Required foodstuffs include: -
    Microwave meals, Tins of Baked Beans, Ice Cream and cans of Colt 45 or
    Special Brew. £2 buys chips, scraps and blue pop for a family of four.
    £10 can take a family to Port Talbot for the day, where children can play on a radio active beach infront of the national collection of Steel works.
    £1.68 pays for a return bus ticket to the country side where they can pick magic mushrooms to feed the family. 22p buys a biro for filling in a spurious compensation claim.
    Please do not send tents for shelter, as the sight of "posh" housing is unfair on the population of neighbouring areas of Gorseinon, Llanelli and Clydach.
  20. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Actually bollocks to that, the wobbly shakey feeling is still the big clue, I was focussing more on sounds in this case because there was nothing else after the first few seconds.

    I've never been in a big or extremely close earthquake but there was one I felt here sometime earlier this century that made me freak out a bit because of how long it went on for. And the way the shaking steadily increased in intensity for what felt like whatever but was probably not long. Associated sounds increasing in volume was part of me pooping it.
  21. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    “It was be ‘ere”

    “There we are then”

    “Touch our fucking kids and you’re dead OXFAM”
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  22. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  23. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    Christ you're a cunt, aren't you?
  24. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Standard Cardiff Swansea banter. Wouldn't expect you to understand. You ain't from South Wales.
  25. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

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  26. Chemical needs

    Chemical needs stirring

    Felt it in Bristol and thought I was either going a bit mad or that it was an earthquake. Glad it was the latter :) never felt one before. It was wierd.
  27. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    I know it's a shock to not beat Sheffield Wednesday but you'll recover.
  28. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    Apparently our house shook. I was out in town and noticed nothing, possibly due to my first prodigious hangover in ages.
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  29. Poot

    Poot Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk

  30. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

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