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Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?

Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?

Old Apr 16th 2013, 11:04 am
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You beat me to it by 2 minutes.
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=794175
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Old Apr 16th 2013, 11:07 am
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Some thread merging needs to be done as we presently have four threads on the go. It was certainly the worst I've experienced since the Greek Islands back in the 1980's.
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Old Apr 16th 2013, 11:09 am
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Originally Posted by mentalist View Post
Ha ha! geologist training you see!

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak.../us/index.html
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Old Apr 16th 2013, 11:11 am
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Yes - DIFC evacuated. We were allowed back before the Emirates Towers people though. I guess it's because it's an offshore zone.
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Old Apr 16th 2013, 11:16 am
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7.8 M 86Km ESE of Khash Iran
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Old Apr 16th 2013, 11:20 am
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A wobbling chair and desk in my home office. Weird feeling.

Apparently it was here: http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/....php?id=443315 and 7.8.
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Old Apr 16th 2013, 11:23 am
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It's an unpleasant sensation, but I feel for the poor sods closest. 7.8 has to do a lot of damage.

People moaning about a bit of disruption in the UAE need to get a grip. I've seen far too many moans about having to take the stairs to leave a building FFS.
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Old Apr 16th 2013, 11:25 am
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http://news.sky.com/story/1078868/la...he-middle-east

Its on Sky news.......
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Old Apr 16th 2013, 11:30 am
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Default Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?

Originally Posted by mentalist View Post
Some thread merging needs to be done as we presently have four threads on the go. It was certainly the worst I've experienced since the Greek Islands back in the 1980's.
I did try to use the same thread as last time!
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Old Apr 16th 2013, 11:30 am
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It really scared me. Had a quick moment of trying to get to all of my children and then realising it had subsided. Those poor bastards near the epicentre.
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Wouldn't it be ironic if we all ran out of our tall buildings to the road only to be washed away by a tsunami 12mins later.
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Old Apr 16th 2013, 11:48 am
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Yes, we were evaquated from DIFC. Back at our desks now, though.
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Old Apr 16th 2013, 12:18 pm
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I felt it in Riyadh. In my hotel room, started to feel a little queezy and noticed the curtains were swaying ( but there was no music on) then a whole load of creaking. Naturally I assumed one of the building site next door's 35T excavators was running wild so whatsapped the Mrs "[email protected]*, the whole building is shaking" she said no, the would be the 8 mag earthquake in Iran, less than 5 minuets later as reported on the internet . Wow, the speed and power of the net!!!
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Old Apr 16th 2013, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by LaLaLayla View Post
Yes, we were evaquated from DIFC. Back at our desks now, though.
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Old Apr 16th 2013, 12:53 pm
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yup - we were evacuating buildings here in Oman as well.

first real wobbler I've ever experienced!
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