On Thursday I experienced my first earthquake. I was sitting in my flat working hard on a pitch for a startup competition when everything started to shake. My immediate reaction: who the hell is drilling the building like this?…damn construction ….moments later I realised things are moving to a rather unusual degree. hmmm yes it was a quake. FML….what should I do? My brain switches into gear and starts recalling conversations I had with locals about what one should and shouldn’t do….nada…..damn I should listen more carefully.
I managed to type heroically “earthquake oh my god oh my goooood” a few times into Skype but that’s about it. Next time I will remember to:
- open the front door (so it doesn’t seal shut in case the wall deforms)
- stand in the door way (meant to be more constructionally sound)
- Run outside if things really start to rumble
But before all that I will check where the emergency staircase is in my apartment building. Hold on I will check right now….ok done
May the floor remain relatively stable for now…
Thanks for reading.