Tuesday, October 30, 2007

5.6 Earthquake

Just about 20 minutes ago we were hit with a 5.6 earthquake. This is the largest earthquake I have been in. Here are the details. I first felt a very small shaking for 2-3 seconds. This caused me to jump off the couch and head for a door frame. Then about 5-6 seconds later the 5.6 shaking hit and lasted for maybe I would guess 5-6 seconds. I could hear things rattling lightly on the shelves. There was no sharp jolt, just that very strange feeling of the entire building rolling.

Here is what the earthquake map looks like.