I was watching Mutiny on the Bounty, the 1962 remake with Brando when I started feeling the shaking. This shaking seemed more intense than the last one I experienced. More intense, perhaps but not as long. I can still feel the vibrations in my arm.
Perhaps because I was just watching a movie about the sea, this image comes to mind–kind of how you feel after you’ve been in a boat all day.
A few things fell off shelves, but the books remained in place. It took about 20 seconds to pick up all the things that had fallen. After the first rumblings, I wasn’t quite sure what to do. I made sure I had a bottle of water handy in case there was an aftershock. I only felt one other, about 5 minutes later, much less severe than the first one.
And this time, I wondered if I should wash my dinner dish or go outside. Ah, the choices we face when a minor earthquake we experience.