Reports From UK Earthquake - My Thoughts Are With You All

~ 'Hearing news of a small earthquake emanating from my hometown of Grimsby this evening. My parents have yet to confirm the safety of the patio furniture.'
~‘I thought my husband had fallen out of bed’
~‘Wondered why the cat looked terrified’
~‘I thought one of the kids was moving a wardrobe’
~‘I thought it was a ghost’
~‘I thought it was my spin cycle’
~ 'Made my budgie fall off his perch’ says one Great Coates resident. No immediate reports of any Budgie injury.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all as well.
DSynchronicity wrote: Reports From UK Earthquake - My Thoughts Are With You All

~ 'Hearing news of a small earthquake emanating from my hometown of Grimsby this evening. My parents have yet to confirm the safety of the patio furniture.'
~‘I thought my husband had fallen out of bed’
~‘Wondered why the cat looked terrified’
~‘I thought one of the kids was moving a wardrobe’
~‘I thought it was a ghost’
~‘I thought it was my spin cycle’
~ 'Made my budgie fall off his perch’ says one Great Coates resident. No immediate reports of any Budgie injury.

haha! A very tongue-in-cheek report! On the rare occasions earthquakes occur in the UK they are barely reportable! :D
more earthquakes will occur in the uk now that the national coal mining industry has been closed and underground tunnels that are no longer maintained begin to degrade causing massive subsidence, sink holes and tremors.

Mining induced seismicity associated with long-wall coal extraction in North Staffordshire, England, has been investigated in order to establish the cause and mechanism of the seismicity. The study shows that seismicity is directly caused by active mining with earth tremor hypocentres moving in unison and in advance of the face. The seismicity does not appear to be directly associated with any of the major faults bounding the mined area. The largest earth tremors have a local magnitude, , of approximately 3, and of 711 earth tremors detected on a seismometer network situated in the coalfield, 54 events were sufficiently large to be felt by local residents. The majority of the larger earth tremors have a shear fracture source and are thought to be generated in strata overstressed as a consequence of the interaction of old coal workings with the active coal face. The remaining smaller tremors, which are not felt, have mostly an implosional source mechanism suggesting that they are generated by strata collapse.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0148906280900054
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