yeap, there was an earthquake. My first ever felt! I’m not saying that was exciting… was actually terrifying! But don’t worry, it was one time thing in a hundred years! We’re all safe, and no damages were found.
So, let me tell you how it was…
It was close to 9pm on Tuesday, I was sitting on my couch, knitting that scarf I’m working on, when suddenly I felt like being on a roller coaster for 30 seconds. My flower vase was shaking, I could actually see the flowers and the water shaking… The window was rattling, the glasses was tlin-tlining…
My first reaction was to yelled Dan (of course) and then I was in panic! And then we both run up to Facebook and Twitter and everybody was talking about it. Some people didn’t feel anything! Then we checked the news, and nothing bigger than that was said. So, we are all okay!
But what shocked me most was people on Twitter making fun of it. People were mean saying that was nothing, that they want more and other infinite jokes. That wasn’t funny for me. It’s okay it was not a big deal, there’s no damage in Melbourne and everyone is safe and no one is harmed, but still not funny!
I just would like to say that being on the 12th floor of a building during an earthquake was way too frightening for me. And I don’t want to feel it again!
The thing that relieves me a little bit from the fear is that Australia is in the middle of a large tectonic plate which leave us on a low-risk situation. Not completely invulnerable, but totally different from places like Japan and California, US, that are set on plate-margins where earthquakes are mostly common.
Did you guys in Melbourne, felt it? Does anyone has any stories to share? Where were you at that time?