Earthquake

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Re: Earthquake

Postby Jean » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:03 pm

I did a search back and the one I am thinking of was in October 2013

Missed that one, I was in Nepal

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Re: Earthquake

Postby BST » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:16 pm

Didn't notice today's apart from distant rumbling I thought was thunder. I felt the autumn 2013 shake. Was sitting on the veranda. Actually made me feel queasy!

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Re: Earthquake

Postby Carolina » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:43 pm

Chania tax office closed this morning after the quake as a small part of the ceiling fell in in one of the offices. It was checked by civil engineers and deemed safe so will open again tomorrow.

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Re: Earthquake

Postby Kilkis » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:22 pm

BST wrote:...Actually made me feel queasy!


I've noticed that some do make me feel queasy and some don't, with no obvious reason as to why the difference. Possibly with the big ones, the WTF! sensation overcomes the queasiness.

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Re: Earthquake

Postby Cake » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:16 pm

The one of 9 o clock made me wiggle in bed, my first awake experience, exiting stuff. :)
Seen no damage in kalives, maybe some cracked plaster work inside houses.

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Re: Earthquake

Postby margarita » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:48 pm

Yin&Yang wrote:Didn’t feel it :(

Me neither.

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Re: Earthquake

Postby BST » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:02 pm

Kilkis wrote:
BST wrote:...Actually made me feel queasy!


I've noticed that some do make me feel queasy and some don't, with no obvious reason as to why the difference. Possibly with the big ones, the WTF! sensation overcomes the queasiness.

Warwick


Possibly different shock waves? Maybe it's a good helping if all 3 that make people feel queasy?

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Re: Earthquake

Postby mouche » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:49 pm

Yin&Yang wrote:The earthquake of 6.4 was about 5 - 6 years ago (I know it was before we’d moved into this house). I don’t recall the depth of the quake but it shook things about a bit!


Saturday October 12, 2013. Depth 30 kilometer at 35.44N;23.22E.

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Re: Earthquake

Postby jackdaw » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:12 pm

Hands up anyone who is sitting at home in England (or anywhere else for that matter) wishing they had kept up their earthquake damage insurance. I'm worried about water pipe joints and balcony glass. Anyone had this kind of damage?

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Re: Earthquake

Postby Mixos » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:04 pm

Ironic that you should ask that question, because I have just had a house insurance application to a Greek company turned down because of the age of the property (about 80 years.) So I will stick with the UK-based company which does include earthquake cover, albeit at a higher price and a fairly hefty excess for earthquake damage. The house is solid stone with walls two feet thick and sits on bedrock, so I can't think it's at any greater risk than modern concrete-framed structures. (So far!) The last magnitude 6+ quake in the Sitia area a few years ago produced a lot of bouncing, banging and swaying, but we barely had any cracks in the plaster, so I hope your glass and pipes are ok where you are, jackdaw.

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Re: Earthquake

Postby jackdaw » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:38 am

Called the neighbours for a favour. They went in and did a check. All OK.

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Re: Earthquake

Postby BST » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:57 am

Just felt a little bit of shaking. 4.9 quake at 10.45. Looks like epicentre was to South of Chania

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Re: Earthquake

Postby Kilkis » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:07 am

I also felt it this time. More like a single bump rather than a multi-second shaking. The more the merrier I say. You can't live close to a fault line, as we do, and expect never to experience quakes. Each small quake releases stress that might otherwise build up and cause a bigger one.

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Re: Earthquake

Postby RetiredRailwayWorker » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:30 pm

Another Tremor just now 12.23 !! Kalamaki Chania are. Very slight. I felt the one this morning.Very short but quite strong like a wave.

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Re: Earthquake

Postby RetiredRailwayWorker » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:43 pm

It`s NO co-incidence that most of these earthquakes happening recently are centred in a Paleaochra-Sougia-Gavados-Paleachora triangle and they have just only recently started drilling for oil just west of Gavodos and south of Paleaochra!! And ever since there have been tremors constantly.What does everyone else think!?


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