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London earthquakes. - 20 Apr. 2014 7:49:23    
Ron Hann

 

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I have, recently, bought, and read, a book 'Walking Haunted London' by Richard Jones.

While, perhaps, it is little more than a litany of ghostly areas and locations in, and near, the Capital, it does give more details of precise areas at/in which such events have been known to occur and, perhaps more detail than usual as to means of accessing such sites.

However, one item which did catch my eye, and which is really only included as an incidental in a paragraph concerning the Monastery of the Dominican Friars, was the occurrence of 'a terrible earthquake' [sic] in the year 1382.

One doesn't really regularly associate 'London' and 'earthquake' in the same breath.

Does anybody know a great deal about this happening ? And I don't mean from personal experience..............

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RE: London earthquakes. - 20 Apr. 2014 12:22:33    
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Well they reckon the UK has about 250 shakes a year seldom felt and then only a book falling or glass shaken for a few seconds.
Mostly it happens and people don't notice.

Fires, floods and Cromwell caused most damage. Bombs in WWI & WWII.
Ships sinking and the plague took most lives. The potato famine caused many to die of starvation.

Forest-fires are never as bad as in Australia. Infestation of mice never as bad.
High winds real gales every seven years or so.

Earthquakes, bad winters, tornadoes, hurricanes, high temperatures and water shortages
are not what we get in the UK. I can't recall weather being a big part of history or volcanoes
erupting. They all happened before written history millions of years ago. Edinburgh's volcanoes have been dormant
for millions of years. Sure sometimes parts will have heavy snow every five or ten years a village may be flooded a hill may slide down.
The temperature may fall below -8c or -10c in winter in cities but seldom. Seasons all in one day but natural disasters like earthquakes no.
Billions of ladybirds or greenfly over 24 hours is the worst I can recall. And each of those was only once.

Comets passing-by; the northern lights, raiders and heavy snow are all that would be recorded.
You would need to go to Italy; Iceland and Turkey for quakes and volcanoes.
Hollywood Films is where to find such fun in cinemas or TV news from abroad.

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RE: London earthquakes. - 21 Apr. 2014 8:09:31    
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Thanks Mate.

Oh well, we've all got our little problems.

Fortunately, ours have grown up, now.

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