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Always the curious, I checked what kind of readings they got.  Hmm,
according to the NEIC, NOTHING.  According to the article, they expected a
magnitude 3 response.  Nigel Pain, director of Science Year said it was
supposed to be "...something like a hundredth of a serious earthquake".
IIRC, the earthquake scale is logarithmic.  So, a "serious earthquake" in
Britain would be 5???  Having been through several 5's, I would not consider
that to be a serious earthquake.

This is what we get when we let politicians and reporters fool with science.

Mark Jones

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