UK 08 Quake Survivors REPREZENT!

February 27, 2008

Oh yes! Last night at 12:55 am the largest earthquake for 25 years hit the UK. Measuring around 5.3 on the Richter Scale, the epicentre was hardly 20 miles from our house:

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I’ve never experienced a quake before, so it was rather unnerving. It only lasted for 10 seconds or so, but the whole house seemed to shake violently. Nothing actually fell off or was damaged, but it felt pretty severe from where I was sitting. Apparently people felt it as far away as London, and even Newcastle to the north!

God bless the Internet, though: at 1 am, when the BBC news site was just showing a line saying “Reports of tremors in the West Midlands”, reddit.com was already live and on the scene with about 20 different stories detailing exactly what was going on. Web 2.0 ftw!

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3 Responses to “UK 08 Quake Survivors REPREZENT!”

  1. laurablood Says:

    I survived too, Im from the west midlands and managed to sleep through the whole 30 seconds. Do you think there will be more quakes to come soon due to climate change?

  2. lostmoya Says:

    I don’t think it’s anything to do with climate change, but then I’m hardly an expert…


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