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Earthquake near Clapham
« on: June 12, 2018, 08:36:15 am »
On 5th June there was an earthquake at Lowgill (not far from Berntham), which was felt at Clapham. It was only a low magnitude event but may well have affected any loose areas in caves on the west side of the Dales, particularly Ingleborough. So take care.

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http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/earthquakes/recent_uk_events.html

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Re: Earthquake near Clapham
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 06:23:58 pm »
thanks for the heads up , myself and many others will remember the aftermath of the last earthquake that was felt in the dales
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Re: Earthquake near Clapham
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 06:38:04 pm »
Craven Fault still active? :o
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Re: Earthquake near Clapham
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 07:31:46 pm »
Not the Craven Fault this time ,epicentre was at Bentham .

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Re: Earthquake near Clapham
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 08:15:39 pm »
But has the fault got a hade? :o

BGS reports depth was 9km.
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Re: Earthquake near Clapham
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 09:11:24 pm »
No, all the Craven faults and there are many splits and off shoots are vertical pretty much . :)

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Re: Earthquake near Clapham
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 10:20:18 am »
There appear to be a couple of east-west fault traversing the Bentham area with throw to the south. These themselves appear to have been subsequently truncated by further oblique faults. I guess they could still be related to relative subsidence of the basin to the south of the Askrigg Block.

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Re: Earthquake near Clapham
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 10:27:33 am »
Did a Yorkshireman buy a round?

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Re: Earthquake near Clapham
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 11:22:55 pm »
Over-enthusiastic capper at work?!

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Re: Earthquake near Clapham
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 01:15:16 am »
What with the volcano at Hawaii it must surely be the end of the world?  I for one am taking precautions by adding an extra layer of extra thick Bacofoil foil to my tinfoil hat. That'll stop the impending tsunami!

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Re: Earthquake near Clapham
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2018, 05:01:33 pm »
Some amusing responses above:   :lol:

But - my original post was quite serious. It was the incident which Paull clearly had in mind when he posted his reply which had prompted me to make sure this earthquake (close to Ingleborough) was flagged up on here.  The one Paull alludes to caused water in the whole of the Keld Head underwater cave system to become cloudy for several days because it shook loads of silt off ledges. Now think how tottery some of our areas of loose boulders are. Just because such areas have been passed thousands of times before doesn't mean their safety should be taken for granted. Our caves are still evolving . . .

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Re: Earthquake near Clapham
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 05:26:44 pm »
I put it down to another late licence at Clapham Bunkhouse ! ;D