Just sitting at my desk, doing my normal duties, when the shelving unit on my back wall shook. I didn't think much of it since it usually shakes when the A/C unit above my ceiling kicks on, until I noticed the whole room was rocking. Yea, that isn't normal. I looked on my G-Chat and saw one of my friends in Baltimore say "OMG my whole house just shook", that was when I knew this was and earthquake.
We all ran out of our offices and realized we should probably get out of the building that was definitely not built to withstand whatever was happening. Down the emergency stairs we went out into the street where everyone had already started to congregate.
I immediately went onto my twitter and lo and behold that was all anyone could talk about! Cell phone service was down, but texting, twitter and facebook worked, and it was enough to get a message out and read what was going on.
Once we were sure all of our loved ones were ok, I think everyone was able to let out a big sigh and start to laugh it all off. By no means was the situation funny, but I think that's how we were all able to deal with the nerves.
Some highlights from twitter:
Figures. I had literally just finished building a house of cards.#Earthquake
“Breaking: Carole King feels the earth move under her feet.”
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WILL AND JADA ALLEGEDLY BREAK UP ACCORDING TO OK MAGAZINE.
don't look for any earthquake babies nine months from now. everyone was tweeting instead...
You know the end of the world is near when we experience a frikkin #earthquake and somehow #comcast maintains service!
The best part are the "images of the earthquakes wrath" that are going around:
And yes, this is not a situation that should be joked about, because yes, it could have been a lot worse. But everyone is safe and the best way to deal with it is to laugh! The whole west coast is...