A bit freaky. Didn’t feel the house floor shaking at all but it’s a wooden single-story affair on stumps so maybe that changes things, but the doors all rattled like mad in the frames and I briefly thought someone was trying to mash in our metal screen door.
Turns out everyone I know around the city felt it.
Few years ago I was doing some temp work in an office about 10 floors up in Wellington NZ and there was a smallish earthquake. Was tidying up the office kitchen, suddenly everything was rattling and rumbling. Took me a few seconds to process what was going on - turned around to see everyone on all fours under their desks just staring at me. Really surreal
Glad you’re alright and hope your house wasn’t damaged.
I was terrified of the prospect of earthquakes when i was a kid. My parents had been in a big one the year before i was born so i was taught to hide under furniture etc. Unfortunately my dad has no sense of moderation or understanding of how to speak to a child and went right past “teach the children simple safety measures” onto “scare the crap out of them”.
Never been in anything even near to this in my life (there was apparently a tremor round my way a few years ago in the middle of the night, blamed on fracking near Blackpool, but I never felt anything) so even the slightest thing like this would freak me the hell out. Glad you’re okay!