I WAS JUST IN MY FIRST EARTHQUAKE!!!
I was trying to take a nap because I had gotten up REALLY early (at 10a) and was already exhausted (at 2p). Â 20 minutes in, I rolled into a more comfortable position. Â My window A/C unit was on, as was my ceiling fan, so a few things were blowing in the breeze of these as usual.
I live on a fairly busy street, so it’s not uncommon that a very loud car drives by or stops at the stoplight outside my window. Â What was unusual, though, was that this loud car was causing my bed to rock. Â At that point, I’m a little in disbelief. Â I’ve lived here 5 years. Â That’s never happened. Â Whatever. Â ……wow, that’s been about 5 rocks back and forth on my bed. Â That’s a bit more than usual.
I get up quickly and and take note of my surroundings. Â The strings on the blinds are swinging, as is the stick on one of them. Â Even the heavy wire that holds my lamp is shaking. Â Now THAT is unusual. Â But really, I’ve never paid close attention to these things. Â Maybe these always blow in the breeze of my A/C and fan. Â (Turns out, one of the blinds’ strings does rock in the breeze.)
I run to the window and look for that really loud car. Â Nothing. Â What?! Â Did it hit my building maybe?? Â I see no one startled. Â Oh well. Â I determine it MUST have been a fluke and I truly give it up and stop thinking about it. Â I decide against a nap and sit down at my computer. Â Naturally, I open Facebook (not because of the supposed earthquake. Â I truly had given it up). Â The first thing on my news feed is from 3 New York friends commenting about the EARTHQUAKE!! Â OMG, I ‘m not crazy!
Turns out the earthquake was a 5.9 magnitude based out of (are you ready for this) VIRIGINIA. Â SERIOUSLEIGH?!!
Â It was felt in Atlanta, Detroit, and Boston as well!!! Â Even up to New Hampshire! Â Here’s a closer look:
I’m gathering based on posts that people are startled, but there’s no reported damage. Â My friend Daya ran out with her neighbors because their old house seemed to shake fairly severely. Â My friend Alex had to explain to her boyfriend Matt at the worst that this was an earthquake. Â He couldn’t even register what was going on. Â My roommate at work didn’t even feel it.
I can check that off my life list. Â Now to see a tornado!!