I was lying on the floor in shavasana at the end of a yoga class on Mass. Ave. near Porter Square in Cambridge when I felt a good hard shaking underneath me. It seemed like a bit much to be just a bus or a large truck going by outside, but I remember the quake we had a little over a year ago (the one centered in rural VA) and it wasn't that sort of weird swaying sensation, so I figured it probably wasn't an earthquake. Later (after watching the debate) I went on FB and saw some friends talking about it, and that's when I knew I had, in fact, felt a quake.
My husband claims not to have noticed it at home, however. -- "Strive to change the world in such a way that there's no further need to be a dissident." Lawrence Ferlinghetti
isn't it a Forum Violation to post anything below a 5.5
Yes, 11 years ago we had a 7.8 up here and when I lived in SoCal 6.6's were fairly common. Most just shrugged them off. If it starts pouring rain down there, then people scramble. It was annoying that they usually happened at 4am and woke me up.
Friend on phone felt it in Yarmouth, Maine - actually they heard a loud noise.
We all know naturally that the ground shakes or rock n rolls with quakes, especially larger ones. But little know fact except for those that have experienced it is that at very near the epicenter one is just as likely instead of the rock n roll to her a loud bang like a truck hitting a building and feel a corresponding sharp single jolt. An epicenter stamp of authenticity.