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Wendy W
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:21 pm    Post subject: Everybody still in one piece out there? Reply with quote

So last night me and Jess managed to talk through an earthquake, whilst her dad slept soundly and her mum's bed lifted off the floor.

The BBC are saying it was a 5.2 and the biggest for 25 years with tremors being reported as far as Northern Ireland.

Eep.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

still here - our cat went crazy because... we have a little plastic bird on our shelf that has a trembler switch in it (when it's disturbed it starts tweeting).

We didn't realise it was a quake though until the morning.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RMCrookes wrote:
still here - our cat went crazy because... we have a little plastic bird on our shelf that has a trembler switch in it (when it's disturbed it starts tweeting).

We didn't realise it was a quake though until the morning.


awww poor kitty -huggles-

Jessicat!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RMCrookes wrote:
still here - our cat went crazy because... we have a little plastic bird on our shelf that has a trembler switch in it (when it's disturbed it starts tweeting).

We didn't realise it was a quake though until the morning.


Good to hear you're ok.

My parents have one of those birds down in Basingstoke.
It's usually got its batteries removed though because if it's on for too long it drives everyone in the house mad.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wendy W wrote:
RMCrookes wrote:
still here - our cat went crazy because... we have a little plastic bird on our shelf that has a trembler switch in it (when it's disturbed it starts tweeting).

We didn't realise it was a quake though until the morning.


Good to hear you're ok.

My parents have one of those birds down in Basingstoke.
It's usually got its batteries removed though because if it's on for too long it drives everyone in the house mad.


so that's what happened to me! -_*
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd experienced one back in the '80's about 4.something and realised what this was. We were only about 20 miles from the epicenter and it fetched a bookshelf from the wall, although that may be related to my diy skills.
The younger dog thought it was great and demanded a game with biscuits and the older and more nervous dog slept through it..

We almost enjoyed it, in an odd way. In the same way you can enjoy a thunderstorm.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin Ward wrote:
I'd experienced one back in the '80's about 4.something and realised what this was. We were only about 20 miles from the epicenter and it fetched a bookshelf from the wall, although that may be related to my diy skills.
The younger dog thought it was great and demanded a game with biscuits and the older and more nervous dog slept through it..

We almost enjoyed it, in an odd way. In the same way you can enjoy a thunderstorm.


Nice, to be truthful I love to be out in thunderstorms, I like feeling so close to mother earth.

Nya!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd literally just turned the lights off and climbed into bed and things started to vibrate loudly. At first I thought one of the cats had jumped off something, then I thought it was the neighbours shifting furniture and finally I feared there was a ghost in the room. I was rather frightened and kept my eyes shut until it stopped.

Then, I jumped up put the light on and heard Jo come out of her room, freaked out. By then, I realised it was an earthquake. Phil told me that he thought some burgulars were breaking into his house, which seemed to be another misconception according to the BBC website. Along with thinking a nuclear bomb had gone off.
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