It struck a few minutes after 5:30 this morning and registered 5.4 on the richter scale. I was asleep when it struck but popped up right away as it felt like the whole house was going to collapse. I looked at the dogs laying next to me and said "I think we just had an earthquake." It wasn't till I woke up an hour or so later that I realized that yes, this did indeed happen. It was the largest quake east of the Rockies since 1968. A look around the house shows no damage. I'll have more later but it's off to work for me.
Update 5:16 PM: We had a pretty big aftershock today, 4.6 on the richter scale, but I didn't feel a thing The US Geological Society has downgraded the quake to a 52. For those in California or other quake prone areas, you're probably laughing at us, but this just doesn't happen too often. It'd be like a big F4 tornado hitting LA or San Fran. We get hit be very severe weather all the time and it tends not to bother us but a tornado in California would freak them out like this did us. Anyways, it was pretty cool but I do wish I had been awake when it hit. It woke me up and I could hear objects vibrating on my dresser as the bed rocked back and forth. My dogs, who had been a bit nervous all night, slept right through it. Too weird.