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    Yes
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    no?
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    year 9 geography = britain will never have an earthquake
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    (Original post by Samrout)
    year 9 geography = britain will never have an earthquake
    :five:
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    (Original post by Samrout)
    year 9 geography = britain will never have an earthquake
    we did 2 years ago
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    (Original post by Samrout)
    year 9 geography = britain will never have an earthquake
    Clearly you never watched the news in year 9: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/7921643.stm
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    year 9 geography = britain will never have an earthquake
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...United_Kingdom
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    (Original post by Samrout)
    year 9 geography = britain will never have an earthquake
    Britain only gets very weak ones but it gets them
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    Lies!
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    (Original post by Samrout)
    year 9 geography = britain will never have an earthquake
    Well it obviously didn't serve you very well did it. We have hundreds of earthquakes a year - we've had 9 in the past month. Barely any are feelable though - there's usually a feelable one every 2/3 years or so.
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    Why be worried about the inevitable?

    So, shut the **** up.
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    to get powerful earthquakes we have to be near to a plate edege, the closest to us is in the middle of the atlantic
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    (Original post by trojan10_om)
    we did 2 years ago
    Whaaaaaa?!
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    Probably this is more what usually happen...
    http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....nobody_noticed
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    Ok guys, take it up with Mrs Morgan
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    you took the film 2012 to heart didn't you,
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    We'll be fine
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    When yellowstone goes up, that will be an awesome day...for a Geographer. Not so good for the global population mindst.

    But yeh, in answer to the question, no.
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    (Original post by Samrout)
    year 9 geography = britain will never have an earthquake
    Correction - Britain will never have a major earthquake that we could *predict*.

    It is unlikely, granted, but centre-plate quakes are not unheard of, and they are always violent (roughly Richter 6+) due to the shear force necessary to create such a quake.

    We are not on any major fault lines, but if we had a certain situation that put a lot of stress on the plate (it gets "stuck", for instance) and the torque of that was near us then you'd definitely know about it if it gave way!

    We get minor ones all the time, just due to "background noise", if you will, but most of which go unnoticed by everyone except seismologists.

    Degree level geology > year 9 geography :yep:
 
 
 
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