February 27, 2008

Did you feel the tremors of the Earthquake?

Writing about web page http://www.oxfordmail.net/news/headlines/display.var.2075624.0.earthquake_hits_oxfordshire.php

I was unusually knackered last night; after watching TV, I crashed on my sofa and ended slept in the living room. But little did I know about the earthquake that hit most of Oxfordshire at about 1am. According to numerous news sources this morning:

The epicentre was near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, but the effects were felt in Oxfordshire, by residents in Marston and Jericho in Oxford, and in Abingdon, Bicester and Watlington.

The earthquake was on the Richter scale of about 5.2 (see image below), with one injury involving a chimney collapsing into a man's bedroom. 

Richter Scale

Here are some reactions to the earthquake from residents in Oxfordshire:

I feel such a fool. After watching Most Haunted I thought a ghost was shaking my bed, spent the night terrified cowering under the covers!

was woken at 1am by pheasants going crazy and making a right old racket in the garden. Thought perhaps a fox had got them, until I saw the news.

our whole house shook, it woke me up Immediately and then my dad shouted "what the hells going on" cus it had also woken both him and my mum up" ive never felt anything like it before! was really weird!

And my favourite: 

Our flat shook last night and I tried to convince the wife she was going mad but the walls did shake. Only believed her when I heard this morning on the radio!!!

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