Today was the first earthquake I’ve ever felt, and at the time (1:52pm) it was quite scary. The way it slowly and ominously built up. So loud, like the stiffest wind you’ve ever heard. Windows rattling. Dishes rattling in the kitchen. Books falling off the bookshelf. I think it lasted about 30 seconds. All news reports say everything in this area is fine, and I know everything around here is certainly fine. No sirens. No one out in the street or parking lot.