This morning we were all chatting about it and Tom realised Lyddie didn't know about plate tectonics, so he explained the theory to her. This gave rise to the question that should have been obvious earlier, but wasn't: Why did it happen in Lincolnshire? Surely that's not on a fault line?
I think some of us are Googling, reading and learning to try and find out why. I hope they explain it to the rest of us when they have! Tom referred me to this page, but it doesn't really answer the question I don't think.
Also going on here this week is a serious question of stop taps - specifically the lack of an internal one in this house. We have to go outside and dig through mud and sludge to turn off our water supply. And, on a similar, related subject - have we got sufficient fall in the gradient of the hill to join up the new house to the main drains? It seems that we haven't, so we're learning about septic tanks.
Very appropriate for an off-grid house.