Lake District hit by earthquake
Published at 08:17, Thursday, 29 November 2012
An earthquake struck the Lake District last night.
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Ray, you are partly right in that the tectonic plates are causing stress - as is the continuing uplift of the UK following retreat of the ice! But stick to the day job, the earthquakes do not occur randomly but on the very fault lines which you claim don't exist. They don't necessarily have to occur all along the faults in one go but are the result of re-adjustment as the rocks either side move either sideways or vertically in response to the stress at that point. The magnitude is a reflection of the energy released by these movements
Why not store the atomic rubble under the properties from the Owner and Manager of Sellafield ? They want tell us, all is harmless and will never be a problem at all.
To place a storage bunker in an insecure Rock formation this is a very very good idea.
In regard geographical distances it is not far from where gas fracking tests which were carried out in the Blackpool locality. I believe a mini earthquake occurred whilst they carried out drilling into rock formations to test for possibility of gas to extract under commercial conditions. They stopped but I believe may have started drilling again....I agree then if earthquakes are prevalent in often wet ground water sogged (where does it leak to?) northern England then it is certainly not the correct watertight place for nuclear waste. Try the safari desert but for some unknown one day rising sea tide? It is no use jumping into hysterical and panic modes when it is too late. When in 100 years or later our grandchildren will be landed with further debt that someone in London decides is safe when it maybe proved deadly longterm. In regard Home safety of the effects of more serious earthquakes which have happened in Carlisle. I always now fix/secure wardrobes to walls. I'm well aware of one that nearly pinned my youngest son down once. Thankfully with no injury. We cannot see leaked nuclear radiation... should I get a geiger counter?