Yes, we experienced an eathquake today. The first my youngers will actually prolly remember.
It was long. Berty was really scared, as was her friend. They were playing in her room. I called to her when I realized it wasn't JUST a big truck driving by. They came RUNNING out! I grabbed them & held them close to me, trying to calm & comfort them.
I kept expecting it to end but it seemed to last forever.
They're hearts were POUNDING.
Afterwards, I held their hands tightly & walked them outside. Trying to talk non-chalantly. I knew berty's friend needed her mom. We walked them home next door & she broke down crying as soon as she saw her mom. Her & Berty were both shaking.
It didn't help that thigns actually fell off shelves & therefore this earthquake was accompanied by the sounds of breaking glass.
Cell phones were NOT working afterwards. Even text messages took awhile to start going through.
ETA: news has downgraded it to a 5.4.