Sunday, April 4, 2010

EARTHQUAKE!!!

I felt my first Earthquake today! Michael and I were watching some television when I felt like the futon was rocking and asked him if he was shaking his foot or rocking the bed and he very calmly replied, "no, that's an earthquake." To which I promptly freaked out! I've never felt an earthquake before and it was definitely a strange experience.

After noticing that the futon rocking I noticed that the vertical blinds were moving back and forth and I got the strange sensation that I was on a boat rocking back and forth. I've always heard that to those experiencing an earthquake it feels like it lasts for minutes when it is only a few seconds and it really did feel as though it was lasting quite some time, even though it was only about 20-30 seconds. Nonetheless, it was strange and left me a feeling a little disoriented and actually a little bit nauseated.

Apparently, it was caused by a 7.2 magnitude quake that hit Mexico some 200 miles away and we felt the rolling of the quake but not the jerky, shaking motions that others closer to the fault line felt. This definitely makes me want to go tomorrow and stock up on a few 72-hour kits for the future.

3 comments:

Ryann said...

That's crazy! I would've totally peed my pants.

the duffsters said...

Scary. Glad you are ok. It was felt in Las VEgas too supposedly...

MB said...

I'm really glad you all are OK.!!!!!