I live in Baltimore, a place not generally known for earthquake activity.
Imagine my surprise at today's super shallow 5.8 quake that was felt up and down the eastern seaboard. Of course, i didn't know it was an earthquake. Not only have i never felt one before, i wasn't in the best situation to experience it.
Imagine yourself on a Segway, carrying supercold liquid nitrogen in a glass elevator. Now shake said elevator like a dog worrying a squeaky toy. That was me. I honestly thought the elevator was malfunction and dropping. Then once the doors opened i realized that everyone else had felt it too.
We had a ceiling light fall in the building, but that is the only apparent damage. Though several of the offices evacuated, we just kept on doing science and sent people to our earth science hall to check the seismograph.
Aaaaaannnnnddddd... i get to count it as a new thing for this month!
Anybody else feel it?