My first earthquake
This morning I experienced my first earthquake, although I didn't realize it at the time.
You see, I was doing email and checking out blogs from home, in front of my laptop and suddenly felt weird for about 3-5 seconds. It was like that feeling you get when you've been on a boat for a few hours and then step foot on land...that kind of sea-rocking sensation you get as your body adjusts to terra-firma.
As the weirdness hit, I tried to fix my eyes on to something steady - the corner of my laptop - and could have sworn I was watching it sway ever so slightly. In a few seconds, the sensation went I away.
I looked at my espresso cup and thought - "wow, that's good stuff!"
Then on my drive to work, I heard the news on the radio of a 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Wells, Nevada that took place around the same time as my weirdness moment, some 170 miles away from where I live (Sandy, UT). Well, I put two and two together...
No-one was hurt in Wells, but a fair amount of damage was caused.
There's an interactive map here with reports written in by readers of the Salt Lake Tribune describing where they were when they felt it.