1:51 pm Tuesday 8/23 - the whole house started shaking and we panicked. I didn't know what to do so I grabbed the kids and the dog and ran in the basement. I guess it was the tornado warnings of the past that prompted me to do so. Thankfully, the earthquake did not crumble my house...if it did I would have been successful at getting my whole family crushed (not a good thing to think about). So now we know what to do in the future - go outside!
1:51 pm A 5.8 earthquake rattled my house and my nerves (epicenter 30 miles away)
Two aftershocks of 2.8 and 2.2 that I didn't even feel. I thought it was over
4.2 Aftershock or another quake? Confusion as I've never been through this before
Summary of quakes on 8/23 and consequential aftershocks. I became obsessed with checking this site every hour for the first few days. Then Mother Nature gave me something else to worry about... Hurricane Irene. Fortunately that wasn't nearly as bad and we had some warning to prepare.
Now I jump everytime a door slams or there is a loud noise in the neighborhood. I wouldn't never make it in California! What a week!