EarthQuake hits Cyprus!

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I woke up at around 04:30am on Sunday morning to the sound of the cat going mad, things falling off my bed side table and the building shaking! OK so I am in nicosia but we felt it, my first earthquake and it scared the hell out of me! I mean it really did get to me, I grabbed the cat and stood in the door way, well I mean you see it on TV right. Not that it was that bad, hit a 4.7 on the scales!

It is one I won’t be forgetting, lucky thing is that this happened under the sea level and not actually on land and no one was hurt, not by my knowledge any how. Never being prepare for this, I really did get the heebie jeebies!

The weather really is playing up, take today, lightening storm, very low, reaching the 4th floor of the apartment block opposite work, lighting up the sky, great to look at put the frigging power keeps cutting!


An earthquake, measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale shook the south - eastern coastal town of Larnaca and nearby areas.
The temblor was felt at 4.35 am local time (0135 GMT) in Larnaca and the south - eastern resorts of Ayia Napa, Paralimni, Kiti and Zygi.

According to the Cyprus seismology centre, the epicentre of the earthquake was 10 kilometres south of the coast of Ayia Napa at a depth of 40 kilometres.

There were no reports of serious casualties or damage.

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Actually Cyprus is getting exspensive. Nicosia is leveling London with it's prices.
 
Divine punishment for not voting for unification despite promises to the EU that they would if admitted! Then demanding access to Turkish ports... Thor was obviously very het up on Sunday.

Hope you're OK. Just remember, as Rosie would say, rescue the pussies first and any men later! Poor blokes. Lucky cats!
 

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Jenny_Dabber said:
Actuslly Cyprus is getting exspensive. Nicosia is levelling London with it's prices.

I worked in Northern Cyprus a couple of years ago andlived in Lefkosa (Nicosia). Took a walk across the border for a beer ond day & noticed that prices in the South were far dearer than the in the North. Hasty retreat back to the North.
Incidently do you know if its possible to fly into the South of Cyprus and then cross into the North to stay for a few days or are you restricted yo daily visits?
 
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You can fly and go over the border, don't think you are restricted to day passes. However, you may wish to look this up, the N.side tend to change their minds one hell of a lot.

As for the port thing, Cyprus have a right to demand access to the ports, the N.side were suppose to open their borders up but refused to. Keep in mind the N.side was taken illegally.
 

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Thanks Jenny,
Just that I've a stack of BA airmiles and I have to use some of them before January or lose the lot. By using a few I then get a three year extension on the rest. BA don't fly to N.Cyprus but I have a load of friends there in the Lefkosa cigarette factory where I worked and would like to see them again.
Incidently for the benefit of Levers they are all of the Muslim faith.
 
Jenny_Dabber said:
You can fly and go over the border, don't think you are restricted to day passes. However, you may wish to look this up, the N.side tend to change their minds one hell of a lot.

As for the port thing, Cyprus have a right to demand access to the ports, the N.side were suppose to open their borders up but refused to. Keep in mind the N.side was taken illegally.

Tut, tut, tut Jenny, You've gone all native. You need to read a British history book not one written by the Greek Cypriots or the Greek Government. We've had this conversation before: the Turks intervened precisely because of the behaviour of the Greek Cypriots and the bellicose threats (maybe more) of the Greek Government at the time (back in the days of the Generals).
 
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I read my History from a non-biased side and decided that the Turks raided and took the N.side hostage. In the year 2020, Jon Claude Van Dam will appear in some martial artsy gay costume claiming freedom in an off Jockanese accent, whilst bible bashing and demanding the Da Vinci code is poo!
 
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