Well, just to put this earthquake in context, it measured (they say that, don’t they) 2.7 on the Richter scale. This is misleading because a really serious one is only 6 on the same scale, but it is logarithmic, and so much bigger when 6, and much less when 2.7. Size is material, especially when scales are being used.
Just to prove it really happened, take a look.
Now, the interesting bit. What did it feel like?
I was watching Wimbledon on the TV. Then there was a trembling, lasting about 2 seconds. This was followed by a large bump, like someone falling out of bed and dying from their injuries. The house vibrated, like a tree falling over and crashing into the garage, destroying it and turning metal into scrap. Then more trembling, some vibrations and a pause while bodies were swept away by water.
I thought, ‘God, what was that?’ and looked out of several windows to check that trees, garages and cars were still in their allotted places. Then people in the house started to move, indicating that it wasn’t just me hearing and feeling things.
Later it was on the TV news, and some people had been disturbed, while others had been driving. So, I am now on the alert for after shocks.
Now things have come to a pretty pass.