POWERFUL earthquakes in the UK are thankfully a pretty rare phenomenon, but they do happen. Hundreds of tiny tremors too minor to be felt or cause any damage hit Britain every year. Here are the movers and the shakers, and the ones that won't wake you. When and where was the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the UK? The largest known British earthquake occurred in the North Sea, near the Dogger Bank in 1931, with a magnitude of 6.1. It was 60 miles offshore but still powerful enough to cause minor damage to buildings on the east coast of England.The most damaging UK earthquake was in the Colchester area in 1884, in which several people were killed and shockwaves were felt as far away as the Houses of Parliament. While many of the stronger quakes in the UK are under the sea, like the earthquake which hit 100 miles off Scarborough in January 2017, some do happen on land. In 2007 and earthquake in Kent registered as 4.3, with Folkestone the worst hit area. In 2008, a 5.2 quake … [Read more...] about Where was the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the UK and how does Cornwall compare?
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In its first issue of 2010, the scientific journal Nature looked forward to a dazzling decade of progress. By 2020, experimental devices connected to the internet would deduce our search queries by directly monitoring our brain signals. Crops would exist that doubled their biomass in three hours. Humanity would be well on the way to ending its dependency on fossil fuels. A few weeks later, a letter in the same journal cast a shadow over this bright future. It warned that all these advances could be derailed by mounting political instability, which was due to peak in the US and western Europe around 2020. Human societies go through predictable periods of growth, the letter explained, during which the population increases and prosperity rises. Then come equally predictable periods of decline. These “secular cycles” last two or three centuries and culminate in widespread unrest – from worker uprisings to revolution. In recent decades, the letter went on, a number of … [Read more...] about History as a giant data set: how analysing the past could help save the future
Russian state TV is set to air its own drama about the deadly 1986 Chernobyl disaster – but unlike the HBO series, which has transfixed viewers around the world, this version will claim that a CIA spy was present for the worst nuclear accident in history. Chernobyl, which will air on Russia’s NTV channel, appears to fulfil a demand from tabloid columnists and state TV news for a more patriotic retelling of the story. Craig Mazin, the creator of the HBO series, famously obsessed over minor details such as shoelaces and telephones, and adopted first-hand accounts of survivors to authentically recreate the Soviet Union of the 1980s. NTV’s Chernobyl, filmed in Belarus, takes far more liberties. A description of the show says that the plot revolves around a CIA agent dispatched to Pripyat to gather intelligence on the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the Russian counterintelligence agent sent to track him down. If it sounds like fiction, that’s because it is. But … [Read more...] about Russian TV to air its own patriotic retelling of Chernobyl story
Pretty (hot) in pink! Laura Dundović goes braless as she slips into a slinky dress for the Witchery Summer Party in Sydney By Caleb Taylor For Daily Mail Australia She knows how to work a bikini in her sexy photo shoots. And on Tuesday, Miss Universe Australia Laura Dundovic also looked incredible in a slinky slip dress as she attended Witchery summer party in Sydney. The statuesque beauty was resplendent in the eye-catching frock, which featured spaghetti straps and a cowl neck cut at the bust. Pretty (hot) in pink! Laura Dundović went braless as she slipped into a slinky dress for the Witchery Summer Party in Sydney on Tuesday Laura paired the hot pink dress with a small rectangular black handbag, which she elegantly carried by the top handle. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Suits them! Erin Holland and Laura Dundovic reveal their... 'I've been called too skinny and too fat in the same day':... Abs-olutely … [Read more...] about Pretty (hot) in pink! Laura Dundović goes braless as she slips into a slinky dress for the Witchery Summer Party in Sydney
A bushfire survivor who was evacuated from his home is overjoyed to be reunited with his beloved dogs. Owen Whalan returned to his property in Koorainghat, about 20km south of Taree and his adorable border collies bounded towards him in excitement. The 85-year-old, who evacuated his home due to the ferocious fires across the state, was happy his dogs survived the fires after his shed burnt down. Owen Whalan was reunited with his beloved border collies dogs after returning to his property The 85-year-old, who evacuated his home due to the ferocious fires across the state, was happy his dogs survived the fires after his shed burnt down Mr Whalan was once again told that he and his wife have to evacuate their homes as fires continue to burn out-of-control Images show Mr Whalan smiling as he cuddled and petted his dogs who were left to fend for themselves during the catastrophic bushfires. However, Mr Whalan and his wife had to once again flee their home due … [Read more...] about Adorable moment Aussie bloke who became the face of the bushfire crisis after his emotional meeting with ScoMo is reunited with his beloved pets