We felt an earthquake in Beijing today at approximately 03:57:30 UTC 4 July 2006. The building, my desk, and I went back and forth for about one second. Very weird feeling. It was my first one, I think.
Xie Lei, at work, was scared because she remembers the earthquake that hit Beijing in 1976. I’ll have to read up on that one, but I seem to remember reading that the pagoda at Bei Hai park was partially destroyed in an earthquake then.
Update: From the news I’ve learned that today’s earthquake was magnitude 5.1.