About those earthquakes in LancashireOctober 17, 2011 Tim Worstallclimate change10 CommentsHell, it\’s Lancashire, so drill baby, drill. previousTrying again on solar power pricingnextSir Simon doesn\’t really understand economics, does he? 10 thoughts on “About those earthquakes in Lancashire” dearieme October 17, 2011 at 2:58 pm From my point of view, Lancasheermen manage to be both pantywaist girliemen and inhabitants of a howling wasteland devoid of culture or civilisation. But, on t’other hand, they are universally acknowledged to be much nicer folk than Yorkshiremen or southerners. Except scousers, obviously. me October 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm For once I agree with you Worstofall. After all most of them are fracking tories: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyre_and_Preston_North_(UK_Parliament_constituency) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fylde_(UK_Parliament_constituency) TheThoughtGang October 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm Say what you will about the Midlands.. but when North and South finally decide to settle matters with fisticuffs, everyone’s going to want us on their team. We’ve got the guns. Matthew October 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm Aye, but we’ve got the, er, glass. (I was born in St. Helens) Liverpool is a nice place, provided you ship the population somewhere out of earshot. Mr Ecks October 17, 2011 at 8:32 pm BGS survey does not reach any proven conclusion. This is Huhnes attempt to shut down shale gas in this country. diogenes October 17, 2011 at 11:43 pm serious question…why do Huhnes’s speeches fail to address the existence of massive quantities of gas in the North Atlantic. Not decades, centuries. Would love to watch this criminal swinging at the end of a rope. Mactheknife October 18, 2011 at 8:46 am Huhne is an eco-fascist of the highest order and is rightly classified under “twat watch” on Guido Fawkes blog. If “call me Dave” doesn’t stick the boot into this guy quickly our economy is finished with all our jobs transfered to the BRIC’s nations. PS : As a Midlander I have made the choice to move South in the event of a North / South conflict. However, you will not be able to contact me as I will change my name to Tarquin and become a Lifestyle Consultant. Serf October 18, 2011 at 9:29 am The earthquakes were of a magnitude that even a true princess, who could feel a pea under piles of mattresses would have failed to notice them happening. Funny how the non existent risk to the common lesser spotted big bottomed tit from magnitude 1.5 earthquakes requires us to stop drilling, whilst windmills chopping up rare birds of prey is irrelevant. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NAAzBArYdw MikeinAppalachia October 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm “….and that both may be linked to the experimental fracking…..” And both may have nothing to do with the drilling at all. Interesting that boht of the reported magnitudes are in a range that would require fairly sensitive intrumentation to detect. How did the events come to light? James October 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm Well, both quakes were felt – the first one being distinguishable from the second, which was more like a bang/ thud. Still, I ask, ‘so what?’. The yokels are up in arms about it, anyway: http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/local/drilling_did_cause_earthquake_1_3876146 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.