WHAT YOU SAID ON FACEBOOK
AN INSTANT reaction after the earthquake shook, rattled and rolled through the region was to jump on social media and work out if it was a dream.
Here are some of your thoughts from Facebook and to find more search for “Childers Community Connect”.
Eve Voysey: It didn’t wake me up but the shaking woke John and the noise of him stumbling out of his room to find out what was happening woke me. I thought I was hearing thunder. Glad I slept through the shaking because we used to get tremors in Zambia and they can be terrifying in the middle of
Melissa Cole: I didn’t feel or hear a thing. I woke up at 4am to see stuff about an earthquake on Facebook.
Renée Harbourne: I felt it at 1.58pm. Shook a little then got stronger for a few seconds then stopped. I had picture frames fall. A child ran into my room. I said, “You felt that, we were only talking about earth tremors a few days ago.” One of my children and our two dogs slept through the whole thing. The sound of the birds I won’t forget. We’re near the main street of Childers; the screams as it first happened with lorikeets, galahs etc, they didn’t quiet down until around 3.30am.
Aleisha Tara: Woke our house of four up with shaking and a large white flash of light (from the electrical box I’d assume). The whole street was awake shouting over the road to each other checking on each other to see if everyone was okay. Great community here in Norman St, Cordalba.
Emma Lemon: I woke to dogs and horses going crazy and the house shaking but went back to sleep as I thought I was dreaming and didn’t think anything of it ‘til I got up this morning and had messages asking if I was okay. Hop on Facebook and we had an earthquake, wow!
Ruth Baker: Woke up to the house shaking. Very scary. Thought it was either an earthquake or a bomb! Heard dogs barking and the birds woke up. Facebook is an amazing thing, it was great to
on and see everyone’s comments and get instant info. It left a very uneasy feeling and took a long time to settle and go back to sleep. I have never experienced an earthquake before.
Kerry Young: Woke to my shaking, thought there was a ghost in my room, turned the light on, looked around only to think it was in
head. Then bam, everybody had the same visit.
Cynthia Jackson: Woke at 1.58am to a noise like a very strong roaring wind and the house vibrating. Quite different to the only one I have felt before, which was over in India – the big 2005 Pakistan/Kashmir earthquake. Did not expect one in Childers but then I had a look on the geosciences register and I see there are quite a few in this region.
Brad Geiszler: Woke our whole family up. Must have been in horrors because I asked my wife why the bloody hell she had the washing machine on at two in the bloody morning!
Anne Beckwith: Stuart and I have just been on a cruise and we thought we were back on the ship. Our windows shook and rattled. Very scary and unsettling and took a while to get back to sleep.
Larissa Watson: A very bizarre experience waking up to your whole house shaking; glad it wasn’t any bigger. We heard a bang and then the tremor, Ben thought it sounded like a bomb went off then was waiting for the sirens.
Nykeeta Ayling: We have a bar in our lounge room, so all we could hear when we woke was what appeared to be breaking glass, thinking someone was breaking into our house, then the roaring noise continued and it shook our entire house. Very odd feeling however. Our four-year-old slept through the whole thing. A tad unsettling to be woken up by if you have never experienced an earthquake/tremor before.
Tracey Jones: I grew up in Southern California near a major fault line, so (Monday) night I woke up and was straight out of bed, I thought I must have been dreaming as no one else in the house woke.
Jewel Ruhe: Thought I was back in NZ, you want to try driving your car in one. The road goes up and down in front of you; felt worse.