April 27, 2022

My First Earthquake

I wrote My First Earthquake after having some thoughts on experiencing my first earthquake. I published this in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

I woke up at 06:28 because my bed was shaking. It was actually the whole building. I first thought it was a weird dream. But it wasn't. The shaking continued for what felt like a long time. After it stopped, I realised I had just experienced my first earthquake. It was a 5.6 magnitude earthquake. Not insignificant. I now know how an earthquake feels.