I was trying to decide what to write about today, and then we had that little earthquake about 40 minutes ago, and I thought, "well why not!"
The first earthquake I ever experienced was a 2.6 in New York in the Fall of 2001. It felt like someone had thrown a large appliance off the top of our apartment building. It was already a rough year for NYC and when we had that earthquake, it was kind of like, 'really? Earthquakes too? Anything else, God?'
Of course I moved to LA last summer so I wasn't around to experience the Great Midwest Earthquake of 2008.
So the 5.8 earthquake today was my first Southern California earthquake, it seems. At first I thought someone was wheeling something heavy down the hall, and then my coworker darted out the door, and I was like, 'oh earthquake, OK.' Having never done this before, I jumped up and yelled, "What do I do?" HA. We evacuated the building with our emergency kits and now we're all back at work. Well, I'm getting back to work now.
Yay building codes! ;o)
Update, 8:12 pm: I had to post this hilarious picture from CurbedLA. The earthquake really wasn't that bad but that doesn't stop the media from talking about it.