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.