On Monday evening, I experienced my first earthquake. A 5.7 quake, this plate movement interrupted my relaxation time. I was getting ready to go to bed (really) early, when suddenly my bedroom door started vigorously shaking. When it persisted, I realized that it wasn’t an attempted breaking-and-entering but tectonics! The first wave was pretty vigorous, and lasted for maybe seven seconds or so. Just when I thought it had stopped for good, a more subtle rumble was like “Nah, I’m not done here” and proceeded to gently shake everything for another five or so seconds.
This song sums it up pretty well.
“That’s what you get when you’re on the West Coast.”
In response to my Facebook status update regarding the quake, my friend Simone Crew ’11, a native of the Bay Area, wrote “Welcome.” That also sums it up pretty well.