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GAHHHH

We’ve just had an EARTHQUAKE!!!

I’d put it at around 5 on Richter. The whole house shook, cupboard doors opened, Polly the cockatiel flew up screeching, etc. I grabbed AAH and planted both of us in the doorway.

Gotta run. More later.

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  • Gerry May 29, 2008, 4:12 pm

    There was an Earthquake, IOU a chocolate bar!!

  • Ægir May 29, 2008, 4:15 pm

    6.1 on Richter ..

  • mary May 29, 2008, 4:15 pm

    How exciting and terrifying!
    Please give more news when you can!

  • Athenius May 29, 2008, 4:31 pm

    6.7! says Google. You really shook! Hope all of you are intact.
    Athenius

  • tk May 29, 2008, 5:05 pm

    Double GAHHHH! Earthquakes are not fun. Having the ground shake under your feet makes you feel helpless. Hope everything’s all right.

    Looks pretty calm on the Eyjan webcam.

  • rockmother May 29, 2008, 5:24 pm

    ooh I just read the news and rushed over – hope you are all ok x

  • tk May 29, 2008, 5:44 pm

    Veðurstofan is says it was 6.1, centered near Hveragerði with a ton of aftershocks. Some road damage in the area.

    The cranes are back at work on the INCCC in Reykjavík (http://www.portusgroup.is/vefmyndavel). I guess that’s a good sign.

  • Valerie in San Diego May 29, 2008, 5:47 pm

    Definitely a big shaker. Hope everyone is back to normal soon and that nothing is broken, no one hurt.

  • Stine May 29, 2008, 6:50 pm

    OMG, hope everyone is ok. That looks really scary, from what the papers here say.

  • ReallyEvilCanine May 29, 2008, 7:08 pm

    Most news sources are reporting 6.7 Richter with the epicenter only about 10km down near Selfoss. If they’re right then aftershocks shouldn’t be a big concern.

    I did ring up a couple friends to make sure they were OK but I don’t feel too bad that Carole King’s song has been stuck in my head since news first broke. You’re blogging so you’re OK and the lighthouse is probably still standing. I’ll watch the Tíufréttir in a couple hours.

  • Bluegrass Mama May 29, 2008, 7:22 pm

    We just had a smaller one a few weeks ago, and that was scary enough! Hope you didn’t sustain any damage. Keep us posted!

  • skugga May 29, 2008, 7:28 pm

    Brrrrr… the Department of Geophysics shows 8 green stars in a triangle between Eyrarbakki, Selfoss and north of Hveragerði. And uncountable amounts of red dots…

  • Dorothy Gale May 29, 2008, 9:14 pm

    There’s your problem right there:
    http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/bulletin/neic_sqba_h.html
    Earthquakes since 1990 (the top graph, that is). See, you’re sitting right on the axis of shaking… Whose idea was it to put the capital there anyway?

  • annie May 29, 2008, 9:16 pm

    Brrrrr! Glad you’re still in one piece x

  • luigi May 30, 2008, 8:50 am

    …le cattive giornate arrivano senza preavviso per questo bisogna crearne di belle e goderle senza risparmiarsi, mi auguro che nessuno si sia fatto male …fate una festa …riempite i calici di vino …ballate e bevete allo scampato pericolo. ciao

  • alda May 30, 2008, 10:06 am

    Thank you everyone for your good wishes!