Monday, 23 October 2006

When the walls come tumbling down

We woke up last night to the sound of a big thud, shaking our bedroom windows quite viciously. It happens from time to time when some car with a juiced up exhaust causes resonances in the area, so we didn't pay it much attention.
A few minutes later there was a sound of a big bang coming from the roof. It sounded like the gutters have decided to go their own way and break apart from the roof. The next door dog started barking, too, and I thought I'd better go out to check if we still have a roof over us, but then I was "talked" into staying in bed because it's probably just possums running about.
Anyway, this morning the first operational thing I did was to check the area, and everything seemed fine. The second thing was to turn the computer on to see how Arsenal fared last night (very well, which means they'll lose their next match) - which is when I stumbled across this news item saying that Melbourne's south eastern suburbs have suffered an earth tremor - 2.5 on the Richter scale.
Exciting as it is (I really hope we won't get rain inside the next time it rains), I really don't understand why it should happen; there's nothing around, tectonic wise, to cause such a stir. Then again, I was never an expert on tremors, but then again - I am curious now.

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