Wednesday, February 27, 2008

earthquake?

I got woken up by an earthquake last night. Which is the sort of thing I'd expect my friend in Indonesia to blog about, but no, there was an eathquake in England last night. According to the BBC News website "The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the epicentre of the 5.3 magnitude quake was near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire."

I woke up because my bed was shaking. I wasn't entirely sure whether I was dreaming or being woken up by a large lorry going past or something. I checked the time, just in case it did turn out to be an earthquake and went back to sleep. So this morning, it was people's statuses on Facebook that confirmed what I'd felt and then the news. (hmm, what does that tell you about my media habits? Probably that on radio news you have to wait for headlines or news summaries to find out everything that's going on. Whereas with social networking, events that concern a large number of people in the same locality get reported almost instantly, like a small bunch of snapshots from your immediate locality.)

2 comments:

Elly said...

I did hear it on the news but we didn't feel it down here at least I didn't.
Internet at home is down so Debs is probably very fed up

Amrita said...

I experienced an eartyhquake in the Himalayas. It was a severe one and my apartment we damaged (1991)
A lot of prperty was destroyed. Lived in fear of aftershocks for a long time.