In which something surprising happens

This might seem like a strange thing to say at 1am, but: I’ve just been woken up by an earthquake. That was odd.

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8 comments on “Earthquake”

  1. Martijn says:

    Now if the earthquake had been woken up by you, that would have been odd. Well, its epicentre wasn’t too far from Grimsby.

  2. Martijn says:

    Also, it’s not such an unreasonable thing to say at 1am. Had you said it at 3pm, it would have been a lot stranger.

  3. Forest Pines says:

    Did you feel it? It felt very very odd indeed, was rather loud (for 1am) and (to my senses, anyway) lasted about 6-7 seconds.

    I am expecting Dimitra to comment soon and say something like “pah, you Northern Europeans, we had earthquakes all the time in Greece”

  4. Dimitra says:

    We still have them all the time in Greece. There’s a funny story involving Martijn and one…

    (Also: it would take a pretty big earthquake for it to be felt in Devon if the epicentre was near Grimsby!)

  5. Forest Pines says:

    That’s true, I suppose. There are reports of people in South-West Scotland feeling it, but I bet they didn’t realise what it was until they saw the news.

    I assume that Greece does still have earthquakes, but you’re not there any more to feel them.

  6. Martijn says:

    The story is that we experienced an earthquake in Athens in January 2006, just when I was on the phone to my mum. She had suddenly found herself in a divorce with my dad, so when I said “hey, there’s an earthquake”, she thought that was a pretty accurate description of how she was feeling, not knowing that I was experiencing a real one. Live.

  7. Kahlan says:

    earthquake? what earthquake? zzzzzzzzzzz…….

  8. Forest Pines says:

    * shakes kahlan roughly, in a simulation style 😉

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