Well as a London boy here for 6 months this was my first ever quake. I was awake when I felt my bed swaying, strange I thought, was that caused by me turning over? Yeah it probably was. Then 15 minutes later I felt a real grinding underneath me and was EEEK! As I stood up putting on my pants i felt the building move underneath my feet. Scary stuff for a Londoner who is not at all used to this! The knocking sound is weird too (its like a neighbour underneath you poking their ceiling with a broom handle) It's the movement of the building that really gets me, all I could think off during the experience was - is the whole building going to come down on my head?
Well done to the Japanese though who construct their buildings extremely well.
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