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Earthquake recorded in East Lancashire

EAST Lancashire was hit by an earthquake over the weekend, experts revealed this morning.

The British Geological Survey recorded a quake of 2.2 magnitude at 2.33pm on Saturday, that they say was felt nine kilometres south, south east of Blackburn - in the Darwen area.

Scientists said the epicentre was at at depth of seven kilometres.

A measurement of 2.2. on the Richter scale is deemed as 'minor', not generally felt, but strong enough to be recorded.

There are about 1.3million quakes of a similar magnitude each year worldwide.

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8:22am Mon 19 Dec 11

'Kean on getting out..! says...

Fracking hell...!
Fracking hell...! 'Kean on getting out..!
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8:59am Mon 19 Dec 11

sonny says...

The quake was caused by steve keans saggy balls dropping when the 2nd wba goal went in.
The quake was caused by steve keans saggy balls dropping when the 2nd wba goal went in. sonny
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9:00am Mon 19 Dec 11

'Kean on getting out..! says...

I was not aware that there is an organised body of people dedicated to fight against fracking one of the groups is called 'Frack off' i will post a web site for them later.After only a few minutes of looking on the spiders web i found this independent report commissioned by drilling firm Cuadrilla has concluded it was ‘highly probable’ that their fracking operations caused earthquakes in Lancashire.

Cuadrilla began drilling at the end of March 2011, but just days later on 1st April a tremor of magnitude 2.3 on the Richter scale hit the area. This was followed by a second of magnitude 1.4 on 27th May. Locals and environmental campaigners quickly pointed the finger at the hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’ being conducted by oil and gas firm Cuadrilla.

Cuadrilla bowed to the inevitable and temporarily stopped drilling so that an independent assessment could be carried out, their press release saying:

“We take our responsibilities very seriously and that is why we have stopped fracing operations to share information and consult with the relevant authorities and other experts. We expect that this analysis and subsequent consultation will take a number of weeks to conclude and we will decide on appropriate actions after that”

The British Geological Survey (BGS) have since completed their survey, and have said that the correlations between the earthquakes and the time of fracking operations and the proximity of the quakes to the site, all pointed towards the earthquakes being a result of the fracking process.In the meantime, environmental campaign groups like Frack Off will continue to try and raise awareness of the dangers and pressure the Government to change its mind. Only this morning in fact we see stories of more earthquakes
even though early reports suggested it was the Happycyclist dropping his Christmas benefits cheque.

info@frack-off.org.
I was not aware that there is an organised body of people dedicated to fight against fracking one of the groups is called 'Frack off' i will post a web site for them later.After only a few minutes of looking on the spiders web i found this independent report commissioned by drilling firm Cuadrilla has concluded it was ‘highly probable’ that their fracking operations caused earthquakes in Lancashire. Cuadrilla began drilling at the end of March 2011, but just days later on 1st April a tremor of magnitude 2.3 on the Richter scale hit the area. This was followed by a second of magnitude 1.4 on 27th May. Locals and environmental campaigners quickly pointed the finger at the hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’ being conducted by oil and gas firm Cuadrilla. Cuadrilla bowed to the inevitable and temporarily stopped drilling so that an independent assessment could be carried out, their press release saying: “We take our responsibilities very seriously and that is why we have stopped fracing operations to share information and consult with the relevant authorities and other experts. We expect that this analysis and subsequent consultation will take a number of weeks to conclude and we will decide on appropriate actions after that” The British Geological Survey (BGS) have since completed their survey, and have said that the correlations between the earthquakes and the time of fracking operations and the proximity of the quakes to the site, all pointed towards the earthquakes being a result of the fracking process.In the meantime, environmental campaign groups like Frack Off will continue to try and raise awareness of the dangers and pressure the Government to change its mind. Only this morning in fact we see stories of more earthquakes even though early reports suggested it was the Happycyclist dropping his Christmas benefits cheque. info@frack-off.org. 'Kean on getting out..!
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9:37am Mon 19 Dec 11

ossybsting says...

twas the stampede at deadwood park chicken coop on saturday
twas the stampede at deadwood park chicken coop on saturday ossybsting
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12:51pm Mon 19 Dec 11

brfcianbrfc says...

My wife said she felt the earth move..
My wife said she felt the earth move.. brfcianbrfc
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2:04pm Mon 19 Dec 11

'Kean on getting out..! says...

brfcianbrfc wrote:
My wife said she felt the earth move..
**** she said same to me.
[quote][p][bold]brfcianbrfc[/bold] wrote: My wife said she felt the earth move..[/p][/quote]**** she said same to me. 'Kean on getting out..!
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2:58pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Gaius Grossus says...

Ermm, the company accepted that the 2 tremors near Blackpool was related to their activities.
Ermm, the company accepted that the 2 tremors near Blackpool was related to their activities. Gaius Grossus
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3:40pm Mon 19 Dec 11

ToffeeGuy says...

It was caused by the syncronised kicking of the dressing room wall by the Rovers squad when told that Kean was still in charge for the West Brom game.
It was caused by the syncronised kicking of the dressing room wall by the Rovers squad when told that Kean was still in charge for the West Brom game. ToffeeGuy
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5:25pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

'Kean on getting out..! wrote:
brfcianbrfc wrote:
My wife said she felt the earth move..
**** she said same to me.
And me
[quote][p][bold]'Kean on getting out..![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brfcianbrfc[/bold] wrote: My wife said she felt the earth move..[/p][/quote]**** she said same to me.[/p][/quote]And me Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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6:41pm Mon 19 Dec 11

makaveli96 says...

I was looking through some Application forms the other day and couldn't help but notice how lazy Scousers were.The first application I received went as follows:

Name: Robin

Qualifications: "

Occupation: "
I was looking through some Application forms the other day and couldn't help but notice how lazy Scousers were.The first application I received went as follows: Name: Robin Qualifications: " Occupation: " makaveli96
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6:43pm Mon 19 Dec 11

turd moor says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
'Kean on getting out..! wrote:
brfcianbrfc wrote:
My wife said she felt the earth move..
**** she said same to me.
And me
good gosh,she doesn't half get around doesn't she
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]'Kean on getting out..![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brfcianbrfc[/bold] wrote: My wife said she felt the earth move..[/p][/quote]**** she said same to me.[/p][/quote]And me[/p][/quote]good gosh,she doesn't half get around doesn't she turd moor
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8:06pm Mon 19 Dec 11

s_smith says...

Gaius Grossus wrote:
Ermm, the company accepted that the 2 tremors near Blackpool was related to their activities.
Exactly... in WEST Lancashire. This was 9km SSE of Blackburn. There is no shale gas extraction going on there... so lets keep our nonsensical hysteria over fracking to a minimum shall we?
.
Neither "earthquake" in the Fylde area caused any damage. Hell, they were barely felt.
.
http://earthquakes.b
gs.ac.uk/earthquakes
/recent_uk_events.ht
ml
.
That should put things in perspective. There have been three 2.2mag quakes across the country in the last three days and many such more in the last 12 months. The Fylde "quakes" are nothing greater than any of the ones not attributed to fracking.
[quote][p][bold]Gaius Grossus[/bold] wrote: Ermm, the company accepted that the 2 tremors near Blackpool was related to their activities.[/p][/quote]Exactly... in WEST Lancashire. This was 9km SSE of Blackburn. There is no shale gas extraction going on there... so lets keep our nonsensical hysteria over fracking to a minimum shall we? . Neither "earthquake" in the Fylde area caused any damage. Hell, they were barely felt. . http://earthquakes.b gs.ac.uk/earthquakes /recent_uk_events.ht ml . That should put things in perspective. There have been three 2.2mag quakes across the country in the last three days and many such more in the last 12 months. The Fylde "quakes" are nothing greater than any of the ones not attributed to fracking. s_smith
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8:07pm Mon 19 Dec 11

s_smith says...

"Three days" should have read "three months". Apologies.
"Three days" should have read "three months". Apologies. s_smith
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8:13pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Wishingwell says...

Well, if it keeps the price of Fracking gas down it beats buying it of the Ruskies!
Well, if it keeps the price of Fracking gas down it beats buying it of the Ruskies! Wishingwell
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10:42pm Mon 19 Dec 11

'Kean on getting out..! says...

s_smith wrote:
Gaius Grossus wrote:
Ermm, the company accepted that the 2 tremors near Blackpool was related to their activities.
Exactly... in WEST Lancashire. This was 9km SSE of Blackburn. There is no shale gas extraction going on there... so lets keep our nonsensical hysteria over fracking to a minimum shall we?
.
Neither "earthquake" in the Fylde area caused any damage. Hell, they were barely felt.
.
http://earthquakes.b

gs.ac.uk/earthquakes

/recent_uk_events.ht

ml
.
That should put things in perspective. There have been three 2.2mag quakes across the country in the last three days and many such more in the last 12 months. The Fylde "quakes" are nothing greater than any of the ones not attributed to fracking.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) have since completed their survey, and have said that the correlations between the earthquakes and the time of fracking operations and the proximity of the quakes to the site, all pointed towards the earthquakes being a result of the fracking process.In the meantime, environmental campaign groups like Frack Off will continue to try and raise awareness of the dangers and pressure the Government to change its mind.Who do you believe the British Geological Survey(BGS) or Mr Smiths reassurance that 'its nothing to do with Fracking?


info@frack-off.org.
[quote][p][bold]s_smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gaius Grossus[/bold] wrote: Ermm, the company accepted that the 2 tremors near Blackpool was related to their activities.[/p][/quote]Exactly... in WEST Lancashire. This was 9km SSE of Blackburn. There is no shale gas extraction going on there... so lets keep our nonsensical hysteria over fracking to a minimum shall we? . Neither "earthquake" in the Fylde area caused any damage. Hell, they were barely felt. . http://earthquakes.b gs.ac.uk/earthquakes /recent_uk_events.ht ml . That should put things in perspective. There have been three 2.2mag quakes across the country in the last three days and many such more in the last 12 months. The Fylde "quakes" are nothing greater than any of the ones not attributed to fracking.[/p][/quote]The British Geological Survey (BGS) have since completed their survey, and have said that the correlations between the earthquakes and the time of fracking operations and the proximity of the quakes to the site, all pointed towards the earthquakes being a result of the fracking process.In the meantime, environmental campaign groups like Frack Off will continue to try and raise awareness of the dangers and pressure the Government to change its mind.Who do you believe the British Geological Survey(BGS) or Mr Smiths reassurance that 'its nothing to do with Fracking? info@frack-off.org. 'Kean on getting out..!
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10:47pm Mon 19 Dec 11

gazzandste says...

Venkis jumping a sinking ship more like.
Venkis jumping a sinking ship more like. gazzandste
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7:55am Tue 20 Dec 11

ianbev26 says...

didn,t do any damage in darwen ? that won,t do. paul brown will have nothing to moan about
didn,t do any damage in darwen ? that won,t do. paul brown will have nothing to moan about ianbev26
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9:28am Tue 20 Dec 11

brok says...

ianbev said:
"didn,t do any damage in darwen ? that won,t do. paul brown will have nothing to moan about "

Did you mean didn't and won't?
ianbev said: "didn,t do any damage in darwen ? that won,t do. paul brown will have nothing to moan about " Did you mean didn't and won't? brok
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