When I lived in Manchester in the early 2000s there was a significant earthquake across the city early one morning. Strong enough to damage some buildings but thankfully nobody was hurt (I think). I awoke to feel the whole house shake quite vigorously. My first thought in my half asleep state was that a giant bird had landed on the roof. In my minds eye it was about the size of Big Bird from Sesame Street. But it wasn’t a bird. It was an earthquake.