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February 27, 2008

Earthquake

Last night, I experienced an earthquake. That was the first one I was able to feel.

At 1 am, I was surfing the internet and the house shook for a bit. I was sitting on my wheelie chair (just ordinary office one), so I was fortunate enough not to miss it. I raise my head with surprise, staring on my bookshelf on the wall and recalled that I was the only one at the house. So no one was having party or crashing my wall. So it must be earthquake. Well, there isn't much earthquake here, nice. And I went to sleep.

When I went to school, I discovered everyone was talking about that. As a physics student, I am well aware that earthquakes are on all the time, but you can't experience most of them and that is why I am still surprise to find out that was a quake of Richter scale 5 and the centre was in Lincoinshire. So I think I would write something and pay my sympathy to anyone unfortunate.

Now I start to feel I little bit scared by how I reacted to the incident.

P.S. For those didn't feel that, there is a stimulation of a quake in the Natural history museum (or science, not sure, but they are within walking distane to each other) in London, with scene of a Japanese supermarket (moving floor!).

And for those thinking I am bluffing, here's something for you: 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/south_yorkshire/7266492.stm 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7266146.stm 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Lincolnshire_earthquake 


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