Just before 1 am today there was an earth tremor which is believed to have been centred in the Kingston Upon Hull area, measuring 4.7 on the Richter Scale.
I was woken very suddenly as there seemed to be a noise. Then the shaking began. It didn’t last more than maybe 15 seconds, but it seemed to me to be going on and on. I never realised that my house had so much about it to rattle.
When it was over, I could hear my house creaking which slowly died away, as if it were settling down again.
I’m not ashamed to say that I was petrified. Fortunately my phone was beside me and I was able to phone my partner in Coventry. He to was awake, having also felt his bed shaking, although it doesn’t seem to have been so bad there.
Once I was calm again I came downstairs to see if Jade was OK. She seems to have slept through it all!