We just had a 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered about 25 miles from where I work. It scared me. A lot. I was on the phone leaving a message when it happened. Here's how that conversation went:
"Hello, this is Michelle from Dr. So and So's office and I was just calling to confirm your child's appt. at...............................And we're having an earthquake right now".
And I hung up on them.
There are no limits to my professional abilities people. No limits.
I've lived in CA my entire life and I'm just never prepared these things.
1:00 p.m. Update-the earthquake was just downgraded from a 5.8 to a 5.4. And the epicenter was located 7 miles underground, meaning it really wouldn't feel like much more than a 5.0. So there is a slight possibility that I over reacted. Slight.
I think it scared me mostly because I sit in front of some very large glass windows and they rattled pretty hard and I was afraid they would shatter all over me. I was ready to get the heck out of Dodge, if you know what I mean, while some of my co-workers didn't seem to be phased by it too much.
And no, Tracy, there was no damage or injuries reported, aside from some grocery stores losing some items off of their shelves nearer to the epicenter.