Scenes reminiscent of the apocalypse struck Exeter yesterday afternoon, as a massive earthquake battered the South West, bringing death, devastation and general carnage to our normally sleepy region.
An army of zombie photographers, miraculously reincarnated after being crushed by warring tectonic plates, managed to capture a few images of the horrifying ruins, which – if you can stomach it – can be seen below.
#PrayForJenga trended on Twitter
Thousands of cups of tea were reportedly ‘spilled’
Exeter inhabitants were numb with shock and terror
Haha earthquake felt in exeter. I felt nothing
— Katie Hall (@katieaprilouise) February 20, 2014
Even the humble, inanimate chair was not spared nature’s fury
Horrendous damage to infrastructure was the least of Exeter’s worries
Some compared it to previous disasters that had struck Exeter…
An earthquake in Devon? The biggest shock to hit the region since Exeter Chiefs last won a home game…
— Mark Houston (@BikalaTree) February 20, 2014
Raging infernos tore through the city’s battered remains
People’s homes were utterly destroyed
They could not believe that this disaster had occurred
Before and after shots demonstrated the unimaginable strength of the quake, which measured 10 trillion on the Richter scale
A lucky few were somehow unaware of the whole traumatic event
Possibly everyone in Exeter was aware of this morning’s #earthquake but me…
— Georgia Persad (@GeorgiaPersad) February 20, 2014
So apparently there was an earthquake in Exeter this afternoon?!
— Lucas Gundry (@lgundry21) February 20, 2014
The last known picture of The Forum, shortly before it was sucked into the ground in the utter pandemonium
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