First earthquake experience
March 9, 2009 10:11pm CST
I live in melbourne, Australia. things have been pretty hectic here with the intense bushfires and fluctuating temperatures and to top it off few nights ago i was sitting home alone in bed on my laptop, it was about 9pm when all of a sudden i heard a deep loud rumble and moments later my house and everything began to shake. I have never been in an earthquake before and this only measured a 4.7 on the rictar scale. but it was extremely scary none the less because i had no idea what was happening. It gave me a slight perspective of how scary it would be to be in a large damaging earthquake. have you ever experienced anything like this?
10 Mar 09
Have you heard of TANGSHAN earthquake,it took hundreds of thousands of lives,that city is my hometown,fortunately,at that time I was not born.But few years later,in 1989,I experienced the earthquake,which happen on noon,while my parent were preparing the lunch,we felt the ground began to shake,my father cried:"earthquke!",we ran to out,but it stopped after seconds.It really a horrific experience!
10 Mar 09
Oh I hope you are alright! I have never had a decent earthquake experience but once I heard something like an explosion. I thought it was the electricity transformers. People then began to talk that it was a mild earthquake with the epicentre being far away. There was one other occassion supposedly where the earth shook mildly in the night. I slept totally through it lol. I read it in the newspaper the next day.