Unable to sleep due to an extremely annoying tickly cough, I was sitting up watching TV at 1am when the whole building started to shake. All the birds stopped singing (why they were singing at 1am is beyond me anyway!) and the quake/tremor lasted for about 60 seconds.

The birds are now singing again and all appears to be well. I’ve searched for news but of course it’s early days – however a friend on Facebook has reported an earthquake in Derby too!

Update: 1:12am – another Facebook report of a quake in Nottingham.

Update: 1:15am – nothing yet on BBC, but more news via Twitter and Tweetscan: “moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 hits UK – no news of damage or injuries”.

Update: 1:20am – US Geological Survy has more – apparently the epicentre was approximately Lincoln.

Update: 1:25am – further maps available (if maps are your thing)

Update: 1:26am – share you experiences.

Update: 1:28am – the BBC are finally getting on the ball.

Update: 1:30am – the quake has been downgraded to a magnitude of 4.7

Update: 1:35am – don’t know what it means but this looks pretty cool: Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Update: 1:37am – this makes even less sense but is incredibly detailed: Phase Data

Update: 1:40am – a French monitoring station rates the magnitude as 5.4

Update: 1:59am – info from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre: reports magnitude as 4.9, EMSC relocation in GSE format, and related image

Update: 2:05am – and so to bed, zzzzzzz

And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.  – 1 Kings 19.11-12


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  1. Scared the hell out of me in Nottingham.

  2. Shit me up in Birmingham!

  3. […] discussion soon turned to talk of Wednesday’s earthquake and so we didn’t get to deal with the reading – apologies. Perhaps we can return to it in a […]

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