Wednesday, February 27, 2008


So about 10 minutes ago, just before 1am, there was an earthquake. Went downstairs, spoke to my housemate, who agreed that she too had felt something. Turned on radio 5, and there were reports of tremors across half the country. Odd.

Called my friend, who I had had dinner with this evening, she too had felt it - she lives just round the corner from me, so she would have done.

All very odd. Went outside and birds had obviously been woken up. Really weird.

There's text flashing across the top of the news pages of the BBC website, reporting the tremor, more to come later it says. Reporting it in the West Midlands, but on radio 5 people were texting in from Manchester, Nottingham, Bedford, Cheltenham, Rochdale, all over the place.

Apparently it was 4.7 on the Richter Scale, and the epicentre was about 30 miles south of Hull. Possibility of aftershocks......


robin hood said...

That was really scarey here in Sherwood, Nottingham.

the house has stopped shaking. Not sure I have.

life-lover said...

Felt it here too, in Lincolnshire that is, I fell down the stairs when it happened and I haven't slept all night, I've never felt an earthquake before. Really scary, still shaking.