The other night we had an Earthquake! It was kind of scary but not terribly so. Alhamdulillah it wasn't too strong. Nothing got knocked over or broken or anything. It was a 4.9 on the Richter scale.
I was lying in bed, awake. I couldn't sleep. All of a sudden the bed started to shake. It lasted about 2-3 seconds. I know this because that's the amount of time it takes to say Bismillah Alrahman Alraheem 2 times which is just what I did. Several thoughts went through my head. This is an earthquake. The building is falling. The kids are going to wake up scared. I'm going mad. Thankfully only the first thought was true. The kids slept through it. After it was over, I started to doubt myself. Did that just happen? I looked up earthquake sites and got nothing. I called my husband in Poland on business and he was like "Are you sure?" Maybe a big truck drove by" Lol, I'm like the bed was shaking! I couldn't fall asleep, then I thought Twitter! I searched there and found that some other people felt it too. Ahh, not crazy. Good!
In the morning I spoke to friends and my mom and some people felt it while others slept through. I've never felt an earthquake before and it turns out there was an after shock later that morning but I was in a deep sleep and had no clue. Can't say I want to experience one again or anything and it's odd but it was scary but an interesting experience.