We had an earthquake her today around 5:15. It registered 5.8. Whenever I check the US Geological Survey (USGS) website I see 5.4 and I usually say, ha. Like okay, that is not that terrible. I have been through earthquakes of 5.4. It shook my chair with a strong hand but this one today was a 5.4. In fact before learning the official reading I had a pretty good idea that it was probably a strong 4 or a 5. something. A minute later, I knew the intensity. I was right. In fact, at first they said a five point 3. That was officially raised to a five point eight. That is serious business folks.
We weren't even close to the epicenter and as I sat on an ottoman, I felt it shake underneath me. At first, it took me a at least five which felt like ten seconds to realize it was an earthquake and it was still shaking when I was cognizant of what was going on. I was on a ninth floor with a view to the ocean visiting with some friends at her house. I can assure you it was not a fun situation. It was quite alarming but I kept my cool. I am so glad I was with friends. One of my friends felt some of the aftershocks. I was not certain if I was feeling aftershocks because I was so jumpy it felt like ever thing was shaking. Fortunately, we listened to the news and learned the facts which were a bit reassuring Particularly that we were not in the epicenter.
Now alls well that ends well. Dios nos proteja!