I woke up with a little shriek. The bed shook. And continued to shake for a few seconds. It shook vigorously enough to wake me with a fright, from deep sleep, but not as much as 26 Jan 2001 in Delhi. (Bhuj)
The cat is awake, maybe my shriek woke him. Dog number one has opened her eyes.
I want to be sure it was an earthquake. Husband is away. Can't call someone at this hour. Don't want to wake up the kids, they were studying till late. So I switch on the TV on mute. There's news about cricket and Delhi blasts, I left the TV on and considered sleeping. But I want to be sure. So I decided to switch on the laptop. And then CNN IBN flashes 'News Flash. Minor tremors felt in Mumbai.'
Not so minor and not so short. I felt the tremors shook the bed for sometime, and were stronger then any I have felt for a while. Did you feel them? My kids and pets have zero instincts...all are fast asleep.
CNN IBN is the only channel that seems to have acknowledged these tremors. 'Restless at home. Minor tremors felt in Mumbai.' Restlessness is exactly what I feel.
Okay now it says, magnitude 4.8.
I guess now I better get some sleep!
Edited to add: Epicenter Satara, Maharashtra. Magnitude 4.8 (felt like 5.3 says the expert who it woke up i.e. me). I don't like the word 'minor' being used, it was strong and terrifying.