Earthquake in Beijing

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.

One thought on “Earthquake in Beijing

  1. chris

    yikes! a frightening experience i can only imagine. events like that makes me glad im here in edmonton lol. at least your standing – or so we think.

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