Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Rocks Kent: Woke Some People Up

Posted: May 22, 2015 by tallbloke in Geology

Epicentre of the 4.3 quake was at 9.5km depth near Sandwich, Kent.


BBC report

Window lickers take note: No fracking was taking place in the vicinity.

  1. tallbloke says:

    BBC 7.30 am news informs us that “police haven’t been advised of any injuries so far”. Lol.
    Anti-frackers are funny.

  2. (Storm in a teacup) ≤ (Earthquake in Sandwich)

  3. tallbloke says:

  4. tallbloke says:

  5. [click inside image box to view full size image – mod]

  6. The largest earthquake on recorded record is consistently getting larger with each largest earthquake.

    At this rate, …

  7. ren says:

    The earthquake of the 22 May 2015 occurred at 02:52 BST0 (01:52 UTC), with an epicentre approximately 7 km south of Ramsgate, Kent. The instrumental magnitude was determined at 4.2 ML, and the earthquake was located approximately 24 km northeast of the magnitude 4.3 Folkestone earthquake that occurred on 28 April 2007. So far, over 930 felt reports from an automatic online questionnaire survey have been received from members of the public, almost all of them coming from within a 75 km radius of the epicentre, covering Ramsgate and Margate and their surrounding hamlets, as far south as Dover and Folkestone (approximately 18-26 km southwest of the epicentre), Canterbury (approximately 22 km to the west of the epicentre) and Herne Bay (approximately 20 km to the northwest of the epicentre). Further afield, reports have been received from the Faversham, Chatham, Basildon and Southend-on-Sea areas. The most distant reports have been received from Norwich, North Walsham and Cromer (see map).

    Almost all of the reports indicated that people were awoken from their sleep. Over half the reports described the shaking strength of the earthquake to be moderate, mainly with a trembling effect, and described the sound strength as moderate. Over two thirds of the reports stated that windows rattled and one third reported furniture shaking. Reports described “thought door to hotel was being kicked in, woke up alarmed”, “woke the whole household and neighbours with a bang that lasted 1-2 seconds”, “walls of house creaked, sounded like heavy object rolling over roof of the house”, “noise and the whole building just shaking the road made a weird loud noise too”, “banging of window shutters first, then rumbling noise faintly but shutter banging became louder, then four poster bed hangings were swaying and whole room seemed to be moving” and “I was lying in my bed watching something with my headphones on when I felt the bed shake”

    Updated at 10:00 BST (09:00 UTC), 22 May 2015

  8. M Simon says:

    In California this would be nothing. OTOH there are some of us waiting for the New Madrid fault to release some major energy.

  9. Kevin Hearle says:

    Hi from Downunder, sleep easy you are not on the Pacific Rim of Fire, 4.3 wouldn’t even make the papers in NZ. go here
    and scroll down to get your reality check.

  10. Richard111 says:

    Seems like nobody reported they felt the earth move. 🙂

  11. E.M.Smith says:

    Well, that’s what you get for thinking about fracking!


    Second the notion that in quake country anything under 5.x doesn’t even get noticed, never mind reported in news… Me? I need a 6.x to be interested. But it is fun to watch the “noobs” cope with having their cage rattled 🙂

  12. oldbrew says:

    I stayed in a motel near Yosemite in California once.
    At reception they said “did you feel the earthquake?”
    “No, what earthquake?”
    “A 6.0 earthquake 40 miles away”
    “Nope – just come from the national park” (30+ miles in the other direction).

    News of that one didn’t get very far.

    Breitbart is amused…

  13. tallbloke says:

    E.M. I doubt fracking will be on the agenda in UK for five years. Somehow, the SNP have gained control of the Climate Change Committee.. 😦

  14. Graeme No.3 says:

    @Scottish Sceptic
    1931 Dogger Bank earthquake 6.1
    1884 around Colchester 4.6
    1580 Dover Straits between 5.3 & 5.9
    Of the last James Yates wrote

    Oh sudden motion, and shaking of the earth,
    No blustering blastes, the weather calme and milde:
    Good Lord the sudden rarenesse of the thing
    A sudden feare did bring, to man and childe,
    They verely thought, as well in field as Towne,
    The earth should sinke, and the houses all fall downe.

  15. Thanks for posting my images.
    Today I will write a brief explanation of the images.

    Cruscotto bendandiano FB

  16. The second image is based on the “seismogenic” Raffaele Bendandi theory.
    Raffaele Bendandi was self-taught and never published a verifiable scientific exposition of his theory.
    “The only systematic approach to the Bendandi methodology and forecasting is being carried out by Lagorio and Ballabene, who are preparing some new software called ‘cruscotto bendandiano'”.

    The definitive analysis of the Bendandi’s methodology performed with a specific software:

    [click inside image box to view full size image – mod]

    click here to download poster in English exhibited at EGU 2015 in Vienna

    Click to access Poster_EGU_2015_EN_75_dpi.pdf

  17. 2015/05/21 public presentation ‘Bendandiano dashboard’ software

  18. tallbloke says:

    Adriano: Thanks for your input. Our contributor Michele Casati has also been developing Bendandi’s ideas

  19. Michele says:

    @ Adriano

    Quote :

    “….According to Bendandi, however, during the perfect alignment would be created the phenomenon of the beat, the phenomenon of acoustic physics and electromagnetism, which occur when you combine two slightly different oscillation frequencies. The carriers of the planetary forces must be considered therefore equal to trains of waves….”

    It is an important affirmation that I agree.

    See my comments (Tunguska event) :

  20. I personally know Michele. We came together on the same day in Raffaele Bendandi Geophysical Observatory in via Manara 17 (Faenza – Ravenna)

  21. for the definitive statistic will need two months of work

  22. Monday will write a text with contents related to video

  23. Michele says:

    @ Rog

    Rog, I know Adriano Ballabene.
    Adriano is studying the methodology of Bendandi from 2009/2010.
    I recommend a new post on poster

    This is an important reference on the methodology :

    “…The first polygon is constructed considering the planets belonging to the celestial hemisphere that has the Moon positioned in its center. The second polygon is determined
    by the bodies of the hemisphere opposite to the first…”

    @ Adriano

    We need more informations on previous assertion.

  24. each ‘geogramma’ is formed by two polygons of forces. The main polygon contains the Moon vector because the Moon is the collector of planetary forces

  25. the theoretical model with a single result, did not generate a situation which could generate an impulsive event

  26. craigm350 says:

    Did see a vid last week or so that specifically mentioned the English Channel as one of the prone areas for a quake. I dismissed at the time but here it is (I get the prediction of upticks but locale eludes me – what was lunar path at the time?).

    Anyways the moon did cut across the line from Earth between Mercury then Venus (Kent quake) and now Jupiter. There had been a week of ‘quiet’ (no >M6)

    This was an unusual locale

    15:25:21 UTCM6.7 PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE Depth:10 Km4115 km SE of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 03:25:21.2 2015-05-20

    followed by a ‘double tap’ of 6.8 quakes late yesterday in Solomon Isles region

    A G2 storm on 20th has ‘energy’ put into the system (which then needs only to be disturbed?)

  27. craigm350 says:

    VOLCANIC GAS CIRCUMNAVIGATES THE GLOBE:  Last month, on April 22nd, Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted, blowing plumes of ash and sulfurous gas more than 50,000 feet high. Since then, the swirling plumes have spread around the southern hemisphere–traveling eastward from South America to southern Africa to Australia/New Zealand. Just a few days ago, the plumes completed the circle.

    “We are seeing volcanic sunsets again in Rio,” reports Brazilian photographer Helio de Carvalho Vital, who took this picture on May 17th:

    Back in April, Vital was among the first to notice colorful sunsets in the immediate aftermath of Calbuco. “I spotted the first effects of the volcano on April 24 and monitored the bulk of the plume on April 26, 27 and 28 as it was heading east. Colorful sunsets were visible from Rio for a week after that.”

    A primary color of volcanic sunsets is purple: Fine volcanic aerosols in the stratosphere scatter blue light which, when mixed with ordinary sunset red, produces a violet hue. Purpleisn’t the only color, though. Volcanic sunsets can also include a bright yellow twilight arch and long diffuse rays and shadows.

    After a 3 week intermission, purple has returned to Brazil. “It is subtle,” notes Vital. “A camera is required to fully capture the effect. This suggests that the plumes are now much more tenuous than three weeks ago.”

    A purple sighting last night in New Zealand further suggests that Calbuco’s exhaust is thinly spread around the southern hemisphere. Photographers in southern Africa, Argentina, Chile, southern parts of Brazil, and Australia should remain alert for similar displays.

  28. craigm350 says:

    Think the end date is premature as Solar quiet may have a say…

    Following the second major earthquake that hit Nepal on 12 May, some scientists believe we could be seeing a seismically active period that began in 2004 and could end around 2019.

  29. Assumed as true the Bendandi’s theory:

    1) the declination of Venus in the period April 15 to May 20 has assumed high values :

    2) Venus is approaching the planet Earth

    3) Earth’s axis is inclined rather to Venus's_axis_ toward_Venus.jpg

    Consequently the declination of Venus is very high.

    Kent is exposed to tangential forces of the planet Venus. forces_of_Venus.wmv

    On day 22, the passage of the Moon occurred earthquake.

    Kent in March was not exposed to the tangential forces of the planet Venus. forces_of_Venus.wmv

  30. (assumed as true the Bendandi’s theory)

    1) the declination of Venus in the period April 15 to May 20 has assumed high values :

    2) Venus is approaching the planet Earth

    3) Earth’s axis is inclined rather to Venus

    Consequently the declination of Venus is very high.

    Kent is exposed to tangential forces of the planet Venus.

    On day 22, the passage of the Moon occurred earthquake.

    Kent in March was not exposed to the tangential forces of the planet Venus.

  31. excuse me for my post May 24, 2015 at 8:11 pm.
    It can be removed. Thank you so much

  32. craigm350 says:

    Reblogged this on CraigM350 and commented:
    Comments as ever well worth reading.

  33. tallbloke says: