since i live in the central USA and have never experienced an earth quake. what was it like for those of you that had experienced it you first time?
Most Helpful Girl
The first one I experienced was at a hotel in the alps in Switzerland but it wasn't very strong, only like a 3 on the richter magnitude scale and I was just a kid then so it was more exciting than anything else for me really.
The second one was one night in Japan and that was like a 5-6, I got so scared that I woke my friend up but he only got annoyed and told me to go back to sleep! I guess people in Japan are just used to that.. but seriously the entire building had been shaking for at least half a minute and some alarms of cars on the street went off so I didn't sleep anymore for the rest of that night.1
Most Helpful Guy
I only clearly remember one, it was about three years ago.
I think it was this one: www.cbc.ca/.../...-in-ontario-and-quebec-1.1300440
You know when you're in a parked car and a truck or bus goes past? It felt like that - a little bit of a rocking motion that was over before I realised what it was.
Now, my parents, they were in Acapulco in the 70s for a big one and were convinced that their time had come.1