When you live in California....you get used to a little shaking every now and then. But not usually on Easter when all the family is in the middle of an Easter egg hunt!
Today the light fixture swung to the left and to the right..oh about 3 feet one way and 3 feet the other way and then we felt the shaking! Our family was together for Easter....having a wonderful time...and then all the sudden... there was a loud bang then pictures and mirrors tapping on the walls, windows rattling...it is usually loud and then the shaking is hard and fast. I have to say...it isn't usually scary but you are focused where you are standing and is it safe.
I have only seen the road buckle like the picture above once in my life (picture from general earthquake damage photo collection). That is not common. The water in the pool however did a little Tsunami and splashed out quite a bit.
All in all everyone is safe! Thank you God.
We do live right on the Andreas Earthquake fault
so shaking is common....but this was a little
unusual! In fact I don't think we've
ever been in such a big earthquake as we were today! Yikes!!!!