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Shaken Up by Sophie-Louise on 27 February 2008 3:07am
ack, was half asleep and then scarily woken up by the bed shaking and my tv fell over! bloody hell. i thought a train had crashed into the building, since my block of flats is literally on the trainline... but no, an earthquake apparently... about the most exciting thing to happen in lincolnshire EVER. lol
Re: Shaken Up by kazzzz on 27 February 2008 3:10am
Ooh I was talking toi my friend Rachel in England when it happened and then you messaged me Soph..the internet is amazin'.
Is your telly ok??
Re: Shaken Up by Sophie-Louise on 27 February 2008 3:15am
yeah, thank god my tele is ok, nearly fell off the flimsy table altogether, must get a proper stand for it... lol
Re: Shaken Up by TERRY S on 27 February 2008 3:37am
Hi, Sophie! I felt it here in Garforth in Leeds. I was on my computer at the time and my boyfriend was upstairs in bed. It was only small here, but it was enough to scare the hell out of me. And my boyfriends like, "What the hell was that?!" Though my pets didn't seem to give a toss. Anyone who lives in the States or Japan (or anywhere in a really bad earthquake zone) tell me how you live with this every day? It's really frightening! I can't sleep now as I'm scared it may happen again.
Re: Shaken Up by Lounge Trekker on 27 February 2008 4:03am
Cool stuff, Sophie!

Lounge Trembler
Re: Shaken Up by tucsonmike on 27 February 2008 6:54am
Didn't think England had earthquakes. Glad you are OK. Only dealt with an earthquake once. In California three years ago. My cousins did not even react.
Re: Shaken Up by suzulu on 27 February 2008 12:02pm
I felt the earth tremor here in North London (I was still awake at 1 a.m.) My bed was shaking. It must have been awful for you Sophie as you were right on top of the earthquake. Scary!

There was an earthquake in the Midlands a few years ago.
Re: Shaken Up by Spursfan on 27 February 2008 12:10pm
I never felt a thing! I had gone to bed early as I was exhausted and not feeling well - I must have been sleeping very deeply!

I will email my husband's bother's wife later to see if they felt it. They live in Bottesford Lincs.

Re: Shaken Up by mrsthing on 27 February 2008 2:38pm
My husband spent 8 years in California, not far from San Francisco. He couldn't understand how the natives could just ignore the ground shaking, but unless it's a really bad one, they don't seem to even notice it. He asked someone, and they said there were so many earthquakes, they were used to it.

We have them here in New England, but they're usually so tiny no one notices. I was sitting quietly on the floor one day with my daughter (one of the 3 or 4 times in her first 5 years when she WAS quiet), and the house gave a sudden shudder. Yup, an earthquake! Three-point-something, so nobody else noticed it. My daughter, who was 2 or 3 at the time, said, "Do it again, mommy! That's fun!"

I'm glad to hear you're all okay over there!
Re: Shaken Up by peripatetically on 27 February 2008 3:08pm
I expeieniced one in SF several years ago at 5.4
It was our first night and first trip to California. I joked about having one before we left home (Maryland) and even mentioned it on a postcard which I had written just hours previous to it happening. I said it would be just our luck to have one and that I was so dead tired from jetlag that nothing would awaken me except an earthquake. And that's exactly what happened. The bed shook, the pictures on the walls rattled and the chest of drawers in the hotel room moved. It certainly woke me up!!!!!! We were on the 6th floor and that worried me too. The scary part was not knowing how long it was going to last and if the quake was "the big one", and how bad would it be when it was all over, said and done. I called the reception desk to inquire if it was what I thought it was and they said yes and I asked if it was considered "substantial. They said it was. A lot depends on how close you are to the epicenter. I then worried about after shocks.
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