#Earthquake hits UK - The tremor began at 0053 BST and its epicentre was in Dudley in the West Midlands.
Being woken up by a loud rumble and everything shaking was a bit alarming, and then very eerie. The Bean wasn't woken, Badger didn't bark, and nothing seemed to have broken. For a while, we thought we'd imagined it. In the end, the only evidence we found of having had any effect was once Nat cut a slice of melon for her breakfast. All the melon's seeds had shaken loose and settled in the bottom of the cavity.
planetcutie said I was barely awake. I was just about to get up (this is me, remember) and I heard some stuff on my PC desk bumping a bit. I thought 'Nah, can't be an earthquake'.
Last one we had round here was a few years ago - a 2.8 Richter one when some local mine workings collapsed. Now that was mildly disconcerting. [added 23rd Sep 2002]
stu said One of our software testers is working for an ovoid banking company in Dudley. She had a dream she was on a train and only realised that it was an earthquake when she watched the news in the morning. [added 24th Sep 2002]