Earthquake in the UK

@kevin1877uk (36989)
February 17, 2018 11:01am CST
Earthquake in the UK This afternoon about 2:30pm UK time I felt the house shake a little. Then I looked up and saw the mirror in my room shaking for maybe 2 seconds. I first I wonder what was happening, then realize it was an earthquake. I got my laptop and searched the internet, just check to see if it was an earthquake and not something I'd imagine. Yeah sure enough an earthquake happened in the UK, 20 miles north of Swansea, but felt as far as 200 miles away. So that is why we here in Plymouth could feel the earthquake happening. We do get earthquakes in the UK but they are small but today was recorded a 4.4 the largest for 10 years.
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@LadyDuck (182653)
• Switzerland
17 Feb
I have read where it happened because another user from UK mentioned the earthquake. Early this morning a powerful one hit Mexico.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
17 Feb
There's been three today, just looking it up, one in Mexico, LA, and then Wales
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@vandana7 (68574)
• India
17 Feb
Yeah...I think two earthquakes come at two different spots almost around the same period.
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@LadyDuck (182653)
• Switzerland
18 Feb
@vandana7 It happens all the time and all the time the experts say "there is no correlation". Ridiculous!
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@nela13 (9445)
• Portugal
17 Feb
Don't know what is happening because in a portuguese island, A├žores, yesterday were registered several earthquakes.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
18 Feb
On oh, then there was the big one in Mexico and one in LA too. Something must be happening.
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@nela13 (9445)
• Portugal
18 Feb
@kevin1877uk It is quite weird that these are happening almost at the same time in so many different places on earth.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
18 Feb
@nela13 Yeah, time to get out of here and move planets before something big happens!!!
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@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
17 Feb
I think I live in a very safe city because we hardly experience earthquake. The last time was many years ago and it was the strongest one. My cousin, who happens to be an architect explained to me that the strength of the earthquake is like a phase. It'll gradually increase over the years and once it reaches its peak, it would gradually slow down again. So I am expecting a strong one in the future. This city has never really experienced any damage due to an earthquake.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
17 Feb
That's good to know that you don't. Yes it was a little strange having an earthquake, wouldn't like any bigger ones to happen.
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@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
17 Feb
@kevin1877uk If there's no fault line in your place then you own't experience big ones. But there are a lot of fault lines in the city I live in.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
18 Feb
@toniganzon The only fault is the city I live in lol, I'm not sure if the UK is on a falt line or not, maybe it is seeing that we've had 17 earthquakes so far this year, all being small apart from the one today.
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@dodo19 (34007)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
17 Feb
Not something I would expect to happen in the UK. Glad to hear you're alright though.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
17 Feb
Me too, although this is the second one I've known, last one maybe 10 years ago. they happen all the time but only very small ones. When I went to the earthquake site the UK had 17 this year
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@maezee (33976)
• United States
17 Feb
Scary. Glad you are safe.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
17 Feb
Thank you, yeah it was strange feeling and kinda scary because I didn't know what was happening to start with.
@Corbin5 (119667)
• United States
17 Feb
We have had a few small ones in the state of IL. I have always slept through them, but others have noticed a bit of shaking.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
17 Feb
Maybe one day you might do, it was a strange feeling.
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@KristenH (25158)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
17 Feb
Oh my! Glad it was a small quake and you're okay over there. That must be a scary ordeal for all of the UK.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
17 Feb
Thanks, yeah normally we only have very small ones between 1 and 2 on the scale, but every so often we do have a bigger one.
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@KristenH (25158)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
17 Feb
@kevin1877uk Yikes! Glad you're safe.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
17 Feb
@KristenH Thank you :)
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@sjvg1976 (18402)
• Delhi, India
18 Feb
I hope everyone is safe and there is no loss due to earthquake there.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
20 Feb
I hope so, I ever saw the news, so I can't say.
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@Plethos (11636)
• United States
18 Feb
Earthquake westher.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
20 Feb
I guess.
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