It was late for us indeed yesterday night, and even after promising to keep the book down by 1 AM, I had not been able to – such was the storytelling skills of the late master Robert Jordan! But then the tremor came all the way from Lincolnshire – and the whole building shook. We jumped up on the bed and looked foolishly at each other thinking what the hell! Peering out from the window showed no activity – no commotion (well, it was late so that wasn’t unusual – and the tremor lasted only for 3-4 seconds after all). We looked for any toppled items in the showcase where my wife keeps all her collections of thimbles and stuff from places we visited – and there wasn’t any. Was it indeed what we thought it was – was it an earthquake or our imagination? – we thought for awhile and then went back to bed. And slept off (well, only after I finished the chapter I was on).
News today showed the biggest earthquake in UK’s history in the last 25 years (well, not that big on a global scale – but big for the island). Just about 130 miles east from where we live.
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