Thursday, 28 February 2008

Did The Earth Move For You?

In the early hours of yesterday morning, just before 1 am, Cheltenham shook. As I was just about to go to bed I don't really have a photo of the tremor, so I took a photo of the BBC News website story. I spent most of yesterday thinking about what I could show, because I wanted to note the event, and this is all I came up with!

The epicentre was in Lincolnshire (about 200 miles away) and at 5.2 on the Richter scale its not the biggest quake ever but we still felt it in Cheltenham. I was sitting on the sofa when it started to vibrate, then the radiator started to rattle and the cat jumped of his bed. It was quite an eerie feeling, I had that cold feeling inside me and the hairs on my arms stood on end. Then it just stopped. It took me a moment to realise what it must of been (not a monster or ghost!). In the light of day I was surprised to hear how much of the country had felt it. Nationally no one was killed, only one injury sustained and nobodies house was destroyed. Compared to other earthquakes around the world this one was nothing much, but it was still quite an experience!

9 comments:

brian said...

hmmm... didn't feel anything here. i've never been in or felt an earthquake before - is it common there?

Ming the Merciless said...

Hmm....I remember reading about a small tremor one morning when I was in LA except I didn't feel it at all. I was probably asleep when it happened.

Dusty Lens said...

I didn't feel a thing. Then again, I don't recollect much intil after my 4th cup of coffee. ;) Glad to hear most were safe and no property damaged. Is that normal in your part of the world?

Gail's Man said...

Gail & I woke p at 1am and heard a rumble. We thought some slates had fallen off the roof, as it was windy. Had a look around, but nothing. Sorry in a way to have missed it, as I've heard some strange stories about it's effects.

Lori said...

That must have been quite a shock. I remember we had one here a few years back and it was such a weird feeling. I'm glad that no one was seriously hurt!

marley said...

Thanks to everybody for the comments.

Brian & Dusty Lens - Apparently here in the UK we have about 200 small tremors a year, but nobody notices them. Larger ones, like the tremor we've just had, are more rare. The last one was in 2002.

oldmanlincoln said...

I am glad nobody was injured.

Thanks for your visit.

Rambling Round said...

That would be a strange feeling all right! We aren't immune to earthquakes here, but I've never felt any.

Phoebe said...

I'm disappointed - I slept through this one, and the last!

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