Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I felt the earth move under my bed......

We had a 4.7 level earthquake today in Skåne! The last strong one in Sweden was in 1904! I knew it was an earthquake as soon as I felt the whole bed shake and the house walls creeaak...I jumped out of bed along with the dog who was already up and the cat! I screamed "Earthquake" to Bo but he only replied by saying "jord...." (the word in Sweden which I've already forgotten since I've never used in a practical way before). Then Bo went back to sleep but the animals and I stayed up and checked things out. The centre was much further south of us near Malmö so they must have felt it quite strongly. (Read about it here.) Some of my colleagues reported that their dogs started to bark just before it happened.

So I was thankful that there were no earthquakes in Sweden....but now I know otherwise! Should I prepare an "earthquake kit" like I had ready all the time in Los Angeles? If the next one happens in another 104 years I don't think I have to worry too much! I should still be thankful!

6 comments:

HomespunMary said...

I slept right through it!!! Everyone I've talked to today felt it and I'm a bit annoyed, because when the next one comes around in 104 years from now I won't be here to experience it :-)

G'G'ma said...

Wow, I never thought there would be an earthquake in Sweden. But if it only happens every 100 years that's almost like saying it never happens. At least you don't have to worry about another in your lifetime!!

Natalie Harris said...

We LIVE ON the fault line here in Utah...so we definately have our Earthquake bags packed...I try to update them every 6 months or so...but sometimes it goes a whole year....
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Kelly Sue said...

And I missed it. I miss all the fun. Miss you!

Brenda said...

I have experienced blizzards, wind storms and tornadoes but never an earthquake. I am glad that you and your family are fine. Have a Merry Christmas.

holly said...

Glad that you are all okay. If I never experience one I will be happy. LOL. Hurricanes and tornado's are enough for me.