We just had a 5.4 earthquake! This was by far the strongest quake I have ever felt. AAHHH, the big one is coming! Run for the hills… or rather, another state.
At first, I had a delayed reaction like I wasn’t quite sure what was happening. Afterall, I’ve been out of earthquake country for quite a few year now. It felt like someone was pushing in the back of my seat over and over again, and I was about to turn around and yell at what I thought was Puppy acting up (sorry, Puppy!); however, when the swaying feeling didn’t stop, Mom, Sister and I all looked at each other and yelled, “EARTHQUAKE!” We all jumped up and ran. Dad was in the bathroom (I know, funny yet unfortunate) and Paul was in his office. I guess Mom, Sister and I were running to get them which I’m not sure is such a good idea in the event of “the big one.” Luckily, it wasn’t. By the time we ran to the other room, the shaking was subsiding- thank god!
Now come the aftershocks- ah, fun times ahead! The experts have been saying California is well overdue for the big one so I’m sure everyone will be running to the stores now to stock up on earthquake survival supplies. Wish us luck.