Saturday, 17 February 2018

Earthquake


I almost didn't blog today.
A case of real life getting in the way of blogging
Apparently there was an 4.5 Earthquake in Wales today

A local wag reported on his Facebook page that there was over 40£ worth of damage
The animals were traumatised by the quake, they say animals pick up on the 
Vibes! 


Ps. I see that hippo-on-the- lawn is appantly back after almost a three year hiatus
It doesn't feel right to me.....
At all



72 comments:

  1. We felt the tremors in Wiltshire. Don't often feel the earth move these days.

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  2. I heard about this on the radio this afternoon.I wondered how you & your family were.I hope you haven't had any damage to your home & your animals aren't upset by it xx

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    1. The Prof's been upset more by one of Winnie's farts

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    2. Poor Winnie must have been unnerved by the tremor & got the colly wobbles x

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    3. She perhaps half opened an eyelid

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  3. I just read about this on another website. mother earth is not happy...

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  4. Ha ha, glad it wasn't more serious.

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  5. When Mother Nature finally has had enough, and decides to let that last fatal fart out, we best all beware.

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  6. They used that same meme after some of our hurricanes didn't quite make it up to the strength predicted.

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  7. Thoughts and prayers John!

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    1. Lol chill Jane! Not even a teacup was chipped

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    2. Just kidding and glad the crockery survived.

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  8. I saw the news about the earthquake this morning (in the wee hours) online. I was wondering if it affected you! I saw Hippo's post. I think the "Hippo" has some"splaining" to do! I hope he is ok!

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    1. If it is him..I'm glad he's potentially ok...something tells me it's all " off"

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  9. Glad this was manageable, John.
    Frequent occurrence?

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    1. Wales is called the California of the UK when it comes to quakes jimbo

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  10. I live in an earthquake area. We are due for the big one. Certainly activity has increased in recent years. Even if our local area is spared, as a remote community we will have to fend for ourselves for weeks. Tsunami is also a real threat. Fortunately we are part of the Pacific Rim early warning system, something Mr Trump wants to unfund by the way.

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  11. I lived on an "inactive" fault when I lived in Laguna Beach and Palm Springs California After awhile you get used to them. I could tell when a quake was coming a few days before it hit, we always had a huge amount of ants coming into the home. Strange but true.
    I see Winnie has taken it in stride. Gud Girl !

    cheers, parsnip and mandibles

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  12. I don't quite believe that's Hippo. I hope I'm wrong. I would love to hear all about his adventures these past 3 years.

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  13. I just had a look at Hippo. Hard to say, really. I can't tell. Can you hijack a blog? Who would do that and for what purpose? Hmmmmm. Weird.

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  14. According to horoscopes, 2018 is the year of all these happenings.
    Animals have nothing to fear; it's the humans that are the target. Everyone should read about Chernobyl - how humans cannot survive there, but animals are thriving and have taken over the radiation infected region. It gives a lot of food to thought.

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  15. Shaking things up again

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  16. Check out the BBC news website reports. Louise of Connah's Quay blaming the pigeons.

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  17. Anonymous12:44 am

    Hi Jon: I did not know Hippo (Tom?), so cannot comment on him per se but wasn’t he trying to use the poem to explain where/how he is now? Reading back a few blogs with him.....a very eloquent man, but he used the poem, probably so as to not have to express his own thoughts in his own words. Just a thought. MaggieB

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  18. As the bishop said to the actress, "Did the earth move for you my dear?"

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  19. Come on over baby, whole lotta shakin' goin' on!

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  20. I was waiting to see your post on the earthquake! I thought it was probably too far away to be felt there, but wasn't sure.

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  21. I lived in Los Angeles Ca ... the worst earthquake I was there for , was while we were lying by the pool. It felt like a sudden gust of wind but all the water was at one end of the pool.
    I never want to be in an earthquake again .. so very frightening ..
    I hope there are no more in the UK for a few hundred years :)

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  22. I live in an earthquake zone (Wellington, New Zealand) and you just learn to roll with it. (Sorry.)

    As for Hippo, I don't think it's him. I think his blog has been hi-jacked.

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    1. Me too. He IS an eloquent man and after such a long absence, I think he would have quite a lot to say, whether he had been very ill, or kidnapped, imprisoned, whatever. If he felt unable to speak about his absence, again I would expect a short paragraph at least as a farewell or a 'see you later'. I hope Tom is safe and well and await the next few posts.

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  23. Normally we only get a 3 or 4 and only for a split second but a few years ago we got a five that was longer in duration and it damaged the house.

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  24. I remember an earthquake when I was living in Shropshire. I thought it was possibly a military tank going past, but was later told it was a quake. Interesting.

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  25. Looks like Albert's taking no chances - alert and waiting for the next one.

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  26. Oh how we laughed at your earthquake here in NZ. Stay strong Welsh friends, you will get through it!!

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  27. The earthquake was mentioned on our news this mornimg. They say it's quite unusual there. Glad you are well.
    Greetings Maria x

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  28. Good to know you came through the tremors without so much as a chipped tea cup. Of course Winnie didn't bat an eye lid - she's British !

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  29. Will the good folk of Trewlawnyd be releasing a charity song to help rebuild. Rock me gently, rock me slowly !!!!!

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  30. How devastating. I take it you didn't feel it. Our pets in California and our cats here have definitely felt earthquakes coming. We had a cockatiel that went nuts and woke us from in the early morning hours. Within 30 seconds we were at his cage to see what was wrong and the earthquake hit. Cats sense it and immediately run under something. Smart!

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  31. In Carmarthenshire, we were also just 20 miles from the Epicentre (which was beneath the Brecon Beacons rather than Swansea) and didn't feel a thing! I feel robbed . . .

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  32. We felt it here in Bath! Very strange.

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  33. I felt it miles away from Wales - hundreds of miles! - and no one believed me until it was on the news later. Only a little tremble, but I felt it!

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  34. I didn't feel it in North Yorkshire but when I heard about it on the News I thought of you John.
    I must say Winnie looks very traumatised!!!!!

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    2. Winnie might need therapy .. to deal with it all. Poor pup ..

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  35. Thanks for the morning laugh :)

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  36. H.I. thought I had fallen over in the living room. She didn't come in to check.

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  37. the hippo is f-ing with us!?

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  38. Brilliant, that gave me a real laugh. But my Mum took your post seriously and rang me to see if we'd survived 🤣🤣🤣

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  39. I hope your new kitchen wasn't affected by the earthquake! :)

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  40. South Western Ontario is over a 'fault line'...so far just little rumbles once in an odd while...Glad to hear yours was a mild one.

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  41. I hope it wasn't fracking.

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  43. I didn't know you had earthquakes in your part of the world. We had none before fracking and have had much damage because of them. 5.6 was the largest and I wouldn't want to go through a larger one.

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  44. So, John, did you feel anything at all from that quake? Even just a minor tremor?

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  45. I'm glad iot wasn't any more serious than that. I've never felt an earthquake, although they say when the oil companies start fracking around Houston, I will.

    I'd say I have never felt the earth move at all, but there have been a couple building demolitions over the years. For better or worse, that's the extent of my earth-moving experience.

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  46. I grew up in So. California and have been through several quakes. The worst was the 1971 Sylmar quake with an intensity of 6.5 to 6.7. I remember running down the hall from our bedroom to my son's and ricocheting off the walls. My mother was only about 14 years old when the 1933 Long Beach earthquake struck. That was a 6.4 but did a lot of damage because they didn't have as strict building codes then. She was at a neighbor's house and all of them ran for the door but the father wisely blocked them from dashing outside. Good thing too, because the chimney had tumbled down at that moment. She said they slept outside in open areas for days afterwards in fear of aftershocks.

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    1. Wow! The only big one I lived through was the '89 quake up here in No. California. I remember the phone lines being so jammed you could not call a loved one to check in on them for some time.

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  47. Keep popping back if any news of Hippo ?

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  48. That chair that fell--I hope it didn't take the lives of too many grasshoppers.

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  49. I’m glad y’all are okay! Quiet Sunday watching the Daytona 500 race. Zayn and I are headed to evening service at 5:00. Gabs

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  50. I'll come over with the Red Cross to help straighten out the lawn furniture. Did you have your martini shaken, not stirred?

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  51. Glad you're all ok and ne'er a teacup was cracked.

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  52. Hope everything is ok and settles back down. I was raised in California where they were a weekly event. We never had damage. The worst one I was ever in was in the Seattle Washington area. Really suffered bad damage to the area and they even closed the Seattle-Tacoma airport for quite a while.

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  53. Bloody hell the world's gone mad!!! We just got a payout for damage to our apartment from the 2016 quake, only to find that it cracked the mounting on our heat pump that could come down with a crash and a splash next time. I've been seriously considering moving to the UK to get away from them as they are terrifying these days now we know what they can do after Christchurch. So much for that theory, 'm off to catch up on hippo.

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