At first it sounded like a big diesel was coming up down the road. Except it didn't stop and just kept steadily rocking the house slightly. It only took me a second to recognize what was going on. I heard earlier that day there had been an earthquake in Oklahoma. At that point, I could feel the ground moving underneath the couch I was laying on.
I didn't feel any urgent need to get up or move from where I was. The quake didn't seem to be knocking anything down and I couldn't really think of anywhere safer I could move. So I just waited it out. I'm not sure how long the quake lasted but it was long enough for me to realize what was going on and short enough to be done before I thought to take any sort of action.
I'm not sure what I would've done. Grabbed a camera? Hidden under some covers? Stood under a doorway?
I did nothing. But almost as soon as it was over I did what countless others did.
I took to Twitter and Facebook.
ericcastillo Eric Castillo
Yup, felt the earthquake that time.
Come on. You know you would do the exact same in the that situation. It's practically expected. And there was plenty of company online shortly after the sizable aftershock.
I wish I were only kidding but one of the first things I thought of immediately following the earthquake was Carole King singing, "I feel the earth move under my feet, I feel the sky tumbling down..."
Yeah, I can't explain that either and I apologize if that's now stuck in your head.
So, were you part of the online after party?
How many Okies felt the quake or its aftershocks?
Are you a Carole King fan?