, that doesn't sound like a fun time.
I can't imagine being in a situation like that!
The only earthquake I experienced wasn't a biggie, but, in an area where you don't get them often, it was exciting. It was January 31, 1986-I remember the date, because it was three days after Challenger blew up on take off. President Reagan had just started the memorial service for the Astronauts in Houston, when, at our house west of Cleveland-with snow on the ground, no less-I felt this shaking all over the house. My parents had a multi-level plant-hanger, and it almost fell over.
I went into my grandmother's bedroom-she was very old by this time-and said, "Grandma, we just had an earthquake!". And she said "Oh, you're crazy!".
Well, about a minute later, the news came on and said, yes, and earthquake, centered in Lake Erie northeast of Downtown Cleveland, had occurred. It was a 5.1, and shook up a lot of people.
We had another one a few years later, about a 4.7, but I didn't feel that one, although my dad, 30 feet away, felt that one big time.
Glad you're ok, PJ