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Coniston parish, once in
British Geological Survey 2010
This one we experienced, from a way off in Longsleddale. I
was working in my study, ground floor, stone floor, heard a
noise which I first took to be an overlarge tractor coming
up to the house, then perhaps it was the central heating
boiler gone wrong, then perhaps a baby earthquake; I had
never heard one before. We checked round the house; was it
snow falling off the roof, or other problems, or had there
been a rock fall? The radio was quick in telling us it was
an earthquake, though, as there was little to say, all we
got was repetitive twitter. The US Geological Survey was
commendably quick in having data online, within minutes of
the occurence, followed rapidly by the British Geological
Survey. Both their facts were updated within a small time.
Our nextdoor neighbour had gone to bed, was awoken, heard the noise, and noticed a wardrobe vibrating.
Neighbours at the next farm south had different experiences. One was downstairs, stone floors, heard the noise but felt little. The other was upstairs, wood floors, heard the noise, noticed the floor and a radiator vibrate.
|Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013|