Here’s a moment to record. The earth is moving. My room is on the top floor of my hotel and I feel like I’m on a rocking boat. The curtains are swaying quite dramatically. There’s an odd rumbling noise which I don’t think is trucks roaring down a highway. Presumably the entire building is doing a little jig. Power is still on.
Have stuffed camera, money and pass port into a bag……..just in case things get a bit more exciting but all is stilling now. Much less movement. Nothing like writing a wee blog while deciding if something is worth getting worried about or not. Or will get more intense or not. Much easier than trotting down five flights of stairs and then having to trot back up again. This is the second time Kathmandu has had a “significant” shake in less than a week. I’m not actually sure that people here would even consider this as significant. I think if no buildings fall down it’s in the realm of hardly noticeable. Frequent shakes have been situation normal for Kathmandu this past year. Judging from the sound of traffic and general city noise, no one has bated an eye. So I’ll be calm and go to bed.
So just found out that the epicentre was far away in Burma (Myramar) and was either a 6.9 or a 7. So nothing to loose a night’s sleep over…. But just in case this little wobble makes the news at home…… All is well. Hotel Florid stands firm and the curtains are still once again. Didi is going to bed, with my shoes right beside it.
Good night from Kathmandu.