Monday, December 15, 2008

san andreas

A calm, peaceful file photo of some ivy leaves in October, on a day when there wasn't an earthquake that woke me up at 6am in the morning. Lund, Sweden. (2008).

Well, that was a first ... but I never really expected it would happen in Sweden. About an hour ago, I was awoken by the rattling of my bedroom windows. The culprit? An earthquake(!) registering about 4.7 on the Richter scale, according to this article in The Local, Sweden's English-language newspaper. Exciting!

But no worries, lest you be concerned, me and the editor are fine.


  1. YIKES! Glad to hear all is well in starfish and waffles land. But what a scare...

  2. That's nuts. Despite my area of study I still have yet to experience an earthquake. I wouldn't have guessed Lund would get "rocked" as the Local put it.

  3. Soho ... Thanks but the earthquake was kinda cool more than anything. I think 4.7 on the Richter scale was good: strong enough for it to be exciting but not so severe than anybody got hurt. My kind of earthquake.

    Blake ... It surprises me a bit, with all of the time you've spent in the Pacific Northwest, you were never involved in a shaker ... I'm sorry you weren't around to experience the Great Skåne Quake of 2008. It was great fun!