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    Default Earthquake

    Iv just returned from a two week trip to Nidri to carry out a few jobs on our boat , I lived aboard in Steno yard which is about half a mile from Nidri .Anyway last Friday evening I'd been to a local bar for a few beers and walked back to the yard along the deserted road about 12:30 am . Back on the boat and off to sleep straight away all nice n snug .
    Middle of night and I was woken by a slight judder of the boat, in my sleepy state I deduced it wasn't windy which shakes the boat sometimes and decided it was an earth tremor and drifted back off,well nearly off until five minutes later the boat began to shake, I mean proper violent severe shaking ! Definitely not wind, definitely a proper earthquake happening and continuing to happen, I grabbed onto a substantial bit of furniture in case the boat fell over and waited , maybe 30 seconds later everything went still and quiet and I breathed a sigh of relief ! Well the Earth definitely moved and I saw on the news in the morning the quake had registered 5.2 .A new experience for me and one I hope not to be repeating . No boats sustained any damage , largely due I suspect to the new supports throughout the yard instead of just big sticks and oil drums .

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    Default Re: Earthquake

    This offen happen around them parts , after a few times you get use to it .
    good to know there wasn't any damage.
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    Default Re: Earthquake

    No damage but my pal was sleeping in an apartment locally which he said felt as though it was swaying, lots of people out in street apparently .

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    Default Re: Earthquake

    We had two one in Trinidad and one in St Lucia which was disaster it knocked all the bottles of the shelf in the off licence.

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    Default Re: Earthquake

    It's the Greeks' fault.
    Incidentally, is hydrochloric acid any good for removing Richter scale?
    All epigrams are false

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    Default Re: Earthquake

    Quote Originally Posted by macd View Post
    It's the Greeks' fault.
    Incidentally, is hydrochloric acid any good for removing Richter scale?
    Humphh, tempted to make a caustic comment but decided to remain neutral.

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