Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Nottingham Earthquake

We were woken at 1 am by the rumble and vibration of an earthquake, 5.3 on the Richter scale (according to local radio reports), its epicentre in the next county at Market Rasen. Enough to bring people out onto the streets, fortunately no damage locally as far as I can tell. Check out British Geological Survey site for details

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

i was just lying down in my bed.....and i started to panic when the room began shaking and there was big noise too....thankfully no damage had been done... XD

Anonymous said...

I was sleeping when I was woken up by this. As expected everything was shaking. Was scary as I stay alone.

Anonymous said...

I'm just relieved, I thought I had a poltergiest!

Anonymous said...

I have a ridiculously irrational fear of werewolves (yes, laughable I know) but I was making myself sit through 'Underworld' last night in an attempt to get over it. It had got to a point where the damned things were attacking and the floor started moving and there was a massive rumbling. Yes, I pretty much sh*t myself until the wife came downstairs having been shaken out of bed. It was much better than the last one a couple of years ago which was just like a loud bang.

Anonymous said...

yes last night was very scary as my room was shaking, my tv was shaking iswell x

Anonymous said...

I lay reciting the Lords Prayer expecting my head to rotate 360 degrees at any time. I was mortified and couldnt move till my sis texted me saying she had felt the same. I prefer my earth to move in a different way to this!!

Anonymous said...

Before this happened, our house had subsidence. For the past few years, I have been told that the house could fall down one day if the soil keeps being washed away. Due to this, I had no idea there was an Earthquake, but I just thought it was time for my house to collapse on me. I'd never been so scared in my life. If I had known it was an earthquake, I wouldn't have bothered as much. It was a good earthquake though, certainly an experience!

Anonymous said...

at first we experienced a power cut every 1lost there power a few hours before at 9.30 till 10.00 then when 1.00 hit and the house started juddering i waited moritied till it ended petrified and shaking thank heavens it was over i thought it wasnt aliens or meteor i relaxed once more an earth quake never experieced such force before awesome awesome !!!

Doreen Kinkade said...

Glad you are OK. When I lived in California, I went through alot of earthquakes. But I'll take one of those instead of a tornado.

Guzzisue said...

Thanks for all your interesting comments, certainly proved to be a major talking point yesterday!