Tuesday, February 26, 2008


An earthquake has hit much of England this morning just before 100 GMT as the BBC relates here.

The earthquake epicentre was in Lincolnshire by Market Rasen. It measured 5.3 on the Richter scale.

The tremor was felt as far away as London.

I actually am in South Yorkshire at present and my parents felt the earthquake whereas I simply slept through it as I am oft to do having slept through an earthquake that was 8.3 on the Richter scale when I was in India in 1983 in Amritsar when the epicentre was in Afghanistan.

There was actually an aftershock at 1.8 on the Richter scale at 4 am which is when the clock fell off the stand and that woke me up then, but not before but I did wonder why it had fallen off and couldn't at that time reason it. My photos had also fallen down and it was only when I heard the news that I thought aha! that's the reason why.

Apologies to my regular readers, normal service will resume soon and I will do the tag that Rachel has tagged me with very soon.


  1. Slept through an 8.3 earthquake! Respect.

  2. Holy crap H. I was in bed myself once but woke up when I felt the Earth move. I'm quite sensitive. And feel them even when the epicenter is two states away. I usually second guess myself but then when I go online. Sure enough - earthquake usually 6. something or another.