I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet

By Julie PH Last edited 126 months ago
I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet
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Fortunately, there are as yet no news reports of the sky tumbling down.

No, it wasn’t a case of a bad couple of pints you got at the pub yesterday evening, nor was it the magnitude of the moment you were sharing with that special someone – the earth literally did move last night.

Registering in at a 5.3, according to the British Geological Survey, it is the largest earthquake the UK has experienced since 1984. Centred in Lincolnshire but felt throughout much of England and parts of Wales, the quake started shortly before 1am and lasted a mere 10 seconds – long enough, however, to leave people – sorry – all shook up. With the exception of a man in South Yorkshire who suffered leg injuries when his chimney collapsed, all other reports fortunately seem to be of nothing more serious than shaken nerves.

Here at Londonist Towers, this Londonista was just slipping off into semiconsciousness and dreams of Never Never Land at the time of the quake. As the building rattled, we had the distinct thought, This sort of maybe feels like what an earthquake might feel like if I we had any idea what an earthquake would feel like (okay, so maybe it wasn’t so distinct). In the end, we just attributed the shaking to a really good party going on in the flat above ours. There are always really good parties going on at all hours of the night at Londonist Towers.

How about all of you out there? Did the earth move last night for our Londonist readers?

Shibboleth pic courtesy of I.chaplin’s flickrstream via the Londonist Flickr pool

Last Updated 27 February 2008