Monday, November 7, 2011


This has just been a crazy few days!  I experienced my very first earthquake Saturday night.  I slept through one at 2 am (with the help of my beloved Tylenol PM), but I felt the one at 10:55 pm.  I had gone to bed because I was not feeling well.  I think it was the noise that initially woke me up.  It took me a few seconds to comprehend the fact that everything was shaking.  It is just not something I ever thought would happen.  It was really kind of creepy.  It lasted about a minute, but it seemed like forever.  I walked out into the living room.  Both girls stayed asleep.  Andy came down from upstairs.  It was just very strange.  The next morning I was telling the kids about it.  Caroline did not know what an earthquake was.  I reminded her of an exhibit at the zoo.  You stand on a platform and it vibrates like the ground would in an earthquake.  She asked me "Is it dangerous?"  I told her that the one we had was small and things were fine.  So she said "Is it just to make the city fun?"  Like it was a ride at an amusement park.  I thought it was pretty funny!

I saw this on a friend's facebook page.  I had to steal it.

I stole this from the website of a local news channel.  I don't know what any of it means.  I do know they said that it was a 5.6.  

We just had an aftershock that was a 4.7.  I did not really feel the shaking so much.  It just sounded like thunder that went on for a long time.  I think for a while I will panic just a little bit when I hear thunder always wondering if it will be an earthquake.


darlene said...

Very scary. Between earthquakes and tornadoes, OK is not a weather friendly place right now. :-)

Aunt Kathryn said...

Yes, y'all have been through it up there. Hope that's all the earthquakes!