Has there been an Earthquake in Manchester?

The building shook for a few seconds, it was disconcerting. It could be some builders though.

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  • Biff
    Lv 7
    8 months ago
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    Was it in a part of Manchester where there were coal mines? I experienced an earth tremor, and the building I was in was evacuated, when I was working in Ashton-under-Lyne and old mine workings collapsed.

  • TSK
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    We get minor ones on and off...

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  • F
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    Minor earth quakes (about 2-3 on Ricter scale) are quite common in the Uk but Manchester last had one in 1869, although Blackpool (50 miles away) has had 4 in the last 10 years.

    A 4.6 magnitude earth quake in 1884 killed 2 people and an elderly lady died in a 1940 quake, but they normally only cause minor structural damage. 6.1 was the biggest recorded 1931, but was offshore so damage was minmal.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    You should find this out on the news later, or on the Geological Survey Website.

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  • 8 months ago

    Fracking? I've not heard of any significant quakes in the Manchester area. Yet.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    you must be a right t osser. Your life was in danger but you still have time to write this. I always thought Mancunians were thick

    • Nathanus Dayton
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      Where did I say there was a risk to life, Mr. Illiterate

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  • 8 months ago

    it was the cheers from the man city fbc supporters after man city won the football league

    • JBKS_10
      Lv 6
      8 months agoReport

      Good old city..

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