Tuesday, August 23, 2011

VA Earthquake Felt In Wake Forest, NC

Did anyone else feel that one?  When it rumbled through, mom and I were eating a late lunch and I was on the phone with my sister, Laura.  I said something I won't repeat but was, "What the **** was that?"  Our house was shaking and felt like the whole house was actually moving.  It shook pretty good, scared the heck out of both of us.

Crazy thoughts were running through my mind... did a plane or vehicle hit the house, was a twister coming through, what was happening?? Mom says, "That felt like an earthquake!"

Laura said it was probably just the guys tearing up the road in front of her house, which is just a few houses down from us.  I didn't think it was... not movement like this. But her house didn't shake, she hadn't witnessed what we did.

Then my sister called back and told us she heard there was a quake in VA.

That's pretty confusing and real scary when you have never been through an earthquake and live in area that is not known for them.  You stand still because it happens so fast and you don't know what to do because you don't know what is causing it.  You're just waiting for something to show itself so you know how to react.

Wow, what an experience... not something I'll likely forget.