'Mini earthquake' felt in Petts Wood by worried resident

'Mini earthquake' felt in Petts Wood by worried resident

'Mini earthquake' felt in Petts Wood by worried resident

This is how not to react in an earthquake.

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A 'mini earthquake' was felt by residents in Petts Wood this morning.

Jane Bointas, of Grosvenor Road, called the News Shopper to say she 'felt her house shake' at 7.50am.

She said: "It was a bit like when a large lorry goes past except it was much more intense.

"The whole house was shaking for about seven seconds.

"I ran into my mum's room and she had felt it as well.

"Then I ran outside to see if it was a lorry but there was no lorry there.

"My mum ran into the back garden and she saw nothing that it could have been.

"I've put something on Facebook to see if anyone else felt anything.

"The only way I could describe it was that it felt like a mini earthquake.

"It was unbelievable."

A spokesman for the British Geological Survey said it has no record of a tremor in Petts Wood this morning.

Did you feel a shake? Call the newsroom on 01689 885 711 or email patrickgg@london.newsquest.co.uk

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8:58am Mon 24 Mar 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Fracking started already then?
Fracking started already then? sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 15

9:41am Mon 24 Mar 14

highway warrior says...

Probably a big freight train rumbling past or a lorry hitting the bridge.....
Probably a big freight train rumbling past or a lorry hitting the bridge..... highway warrior
  • Score: 6

10:14am Mon 24 Mar 14

danm5577 says...

No one else felt anything then?
Probably a sink hole unde your house!
Best check.
No one else felt anything then? Probably a sink hole unde your house! Best check. danm5577
  • Score: 13

10:31am Mon 24 Mar 14

Eagles_Man says...

Odds are it was a freight train.

Whatever, its a chance to get your name in the News Shopper!

But .... no 'arms folded' photo? Youre doing it wrong!
Odds are it was a freight train. Whatever, its a chance to get your name in the News Shopper! But .... no 'arms folded' photo? Youre doing it wrong! Eagles_Man
  • Score: 17

11:03am Mon 24 Mar 14

Gypo.Joe says...

If that photo of someone under the desk was taken in the NS office they seriously need to polish their shoes before coming into work in future, and jeans ??

Slovenly, nothing less.
If that photo of someone under the desk was taken in the NS office they seriously need to polish their shoes before coming into work in future, and jeans ?? Slovenly, nothing less. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -20

12:27pm Mon 24 Mar 14

mouthalmighty says...

Funny this has been mentioned. At the weekend one morning. Can't remember which day, I felt a rumbling under foot. It lasted about 30 secs, and I moved my feet about in case it was me trembling. I thought I may have been imagining it. Now I'm not so sure. I live in sidcup.
Funny this has been mentioned. At the weekend one morning. Can't remember which day, I felt a rumbling under foot. It lasted about 30 secs, and I moved my feet about in case it was me trembling. I thought I may have been imagining it. Now I'm not so sure. I live in sidcup. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 9

12:35pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Petras says...

I would suggest a bit more Tonic in the G and T before going to bed might solve it
I would suggest a bit more Tonic in the G and T before going to bed might solve it Petras
  • Score: 8

1:32pm Mon 24 Mar 14

shoosho says...

The guy under the table looks like the type of person who would be first off the boat before the women and children
The guy under the table looks like the type of person who would be first off the boat before the women and children shoosho
  • Score: 11

2:18pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Citygirl83 says...

Thats how you are supposed to react to an earthquake? thats how I react when my manager tries to give me any work!
Thats how you are supposed to react to an earthquake? thats how I react when my manager tries to give me any work! Citygirl83
  • Score: 10

7:23pm Mon 24 Mar 14

madras says...

Sorry chaps, have to hold my hand up - a few beers and curry the night before and was up early doors to go to the toilet - must have been around 7.50am
Sorry chaps, have to hold my hand up - a few beers and curry the night before and was up early doors to go to the toilet - must have been around 7.50am madras
  • Score: 9

9:56pm Mon 24 Mar 14

mouthalmighty says...

madras wrote:
Sorry chaps, have to hold my hand up - a few beers and curry the night before and was up early doors to go to the toilet - must have been around 7.50am
That explains petts wood! What about sidcup. I seem to remember my neighbours rolling quite late one night. Thanks madras, you've put my mind at rest.
[quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: Sorry chaps, have to hold my hand up - a few beers and curry the night before and was up early doors to go to the toilet - must have been around 7.50am[/p][/quote]That explains petts wood! What about sidcup. I seem to remember my neighbours rolling quite late one night. Thanks madras, you've put my mind at rest. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 4

10:04pm Mon 24 Mar 14

reasonable75 says...

Start a poll "did you feel the earth move?)
Start a poll "did you feel the earth move?) reasonable75
  • Score: 4

12:47pm Tue 25 Mar 14

london10 says...

Eagles_Man wrote:
Odds are it was a freight train.

Whatever, its a chance to get your name in the News Shopper!

But .... no 'arms folded' photo? Youre doing it wrong!
Yeah folded arms and funny worried looking face are compulsory with local papers lol
[quote][p][bold]Eagles_Man[/bold] wrote: Odds are it was a freight train. Whatever, its a chance to get your name in the News Shopper! But .... no 'arms folded' photo? Youre doing it wrong![/p][/quote]Yeah folded arms and funny worried looking face are compulsory with local papers lol london10
  • Score: 3

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