Abrupt end to that Saturday morning lie-in
IT looked like it would be a very normal spring Saturday.
At 8.18am people were enjoying a leisurely breakfast, listening to the radio, watching TV or just having a lie-in.
They were looking forward to some gardening, a day out or a shopping trip. Then they felt the tremor. Some felt a huge whoosh, others thought a bomb had gone off.
In some homes in Folkestone the impact was immediate as chimneys and masonry came down.
Other people rushed out into the street – some still in their dressing gowns and pyjamas – baffled by what had happened.
As confirmation came that the county had been hit by an earthquake, there was a sense of amazement and disbelief.
Out on the street to survey the damage
People were baffled by the freak quake
There was disbelief as confirmation came that the county had been hit by an earthquake
Residents watch and wait for properties to be made safe
There was relief that people were uninjured
Bemused residents come out of their houses to find out the latest news