I feel the earth move under my feet . . .
Today we experienced the first earthquake of any real significance since we moved here to southern California in September '06. I have to say it left me a little queasy. And not just by thinking of how bad it could have been; we had hanging lights swinging and the blow-up pool jiggling, and we lost 2 jars of spaghetti sauce (I probably shouldn't stack those, huh?), but we didn't experience any lasting damage. Rather I actually got a little sick to my stomach once the shaking stopped. Who knew sea-sickness (or is that land-sickness?) was a side effect of earthquakes? The epicenter of the magnitude 5.4 quake was about 28 miles north of us, outside of Chino Hills. It only lasted 20-30 seconds and we haven't felt any of the after shocks. The shaking made Jack a little nervous and he spent the next hour or so outside, watching for the next one to start. Hopefully he'll have to watch for a good long time before we have another trembler.