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Wow, I am almost glad that I have a stinking cold and my streaming nose and pounding head is keeping me awake.

Just before 1am, we had an earthquake, and I've never experienced one before. It was so freaky. I was lying in bed, doing a bit of writing because I haven't been able to sleep, and the bed jerked strongly from side to side several times.

The weirdest thing is that virtually nothing else in the room seemed to move, just the main lampshade was left swinging afterwards.

I was beginning to think that I'd imagined it, but they've just reported it on the main News.

Date: 2008-02-27 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-hunter.livejournal.com
Based just outside Grimsby, and 4.7.
I felt two distinct tremors. Willow got quite peeved, and my lovebir fell off her perch and is now shouting at me about it. I wish to state here and now It Wasn't My fault. (Fault, Get it? :O) )

Date: 2008-02-27 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clanwilliam.livejournal.com
*grins*

I bet it was.

It's hit London (central and south), Manchester, Bradford, Leicester and Swindon, according to reports on my f-list (and my own experience).

Date: 2008-02-27 02:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loriba.livejournal.com
I'd be very surprised if it hasn't been felt further east than Cambridge. The tremor was incredibly strong here.

Date: 2008-02-27 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] niee87.livejournal.com
Whoa. I wonder if it would have been more or less disorienting if you'd been asleep. *snugs on the cold* Glad nothing is damaged!

Date: 2008-02-27 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loriba.livejournal.com
Yeah, although I'm glad I wasn't asleep as, knowing my luck, I would have slept right through and missed it.

I missed the last earthquake we had here, despite the fact that my mother felt it and she was only two miles away from me at the time.

*Hugs* back :)

Date: 2008-02-27 03:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sylvrilyn.livejournal.com
I had an experience like that once! 2am and I was talking to a friend and suddenly asked, "Is the house shaking?" We both thought we were just tired, but the next day he emailed me and said he'd read it in the news. :) I'm with you on being glad you were awake!

Date: 2008-02-27 09:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snigl3t.livejournal.com
oh, man - wish I wasn't such a pumpkin! I always miss out on the cool night stuff :-(

hope the cold gets better soon!

Date: 2008-02-27 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] astropoet.livejournal.com
It's not fair!

We never get earthquakes.

Whoa though.

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