Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Levitating with excitement

We had a fairly severe tremor around lunchtime last Thursday - reported then as 6.5 on the Richter scale / 3.0 on Mercali. We were both in the office on the top floor and so felt its long, swaying movements quite strongly. It lasted for almost a minute too.

The epicentre was apparently up near the border with Chiapas in Mexico. It's been a while since we wobbled that much and this little quake was certainly the strongest since April. 

A friend from London who was in the market at the time said she was possibly the only person around here not to feel it as she was too busy "levitating with excitement" about being in Antigua!

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