A crap attempt at an earthquake hit Beijing last night, leaving social media mildly excited for a couple of hours.
The tremor, estimated at Force “Blah” on the “Meh” scale, caused the ground to quiver a bit. People in the affected area were said to be “vaguely perturbed.” Many took to WeChat to ask whether anyone else had felt anything, and describe what they had felt, and where they were at the time, and to share misinformation. No casualties or damage of any kind has been reported, though someone probably dropped something, due to be being startled.
In one particularly shocking episode, a Beijing journalist was accused by his wife of having one glass of wine too many over dinner, when he asked whether anyone else felt the floor shaking. The reporter is said to be “completely vindicated”, and revealed to be “planning on milking it for all it’s worth.”
According to Wikipedia, earthquakes are so called because the “earth” “quakes”.
Photo:Yamaguchi先生 , Wikimedia Commons