Some may remember the Nisquilly Earthquake that occurred in Seattle back in 2001. I felt that one all the way down in Corvallis, Oregon and will never forget that sensation. To me it felt like a deep roll far below where I was sitting. Well the weirdest thing happened yesterday: I felt something similar. I was sitting at my desk at about a quarter of 5:00 pm and I suddenly felt what seemed like a roll deep in the earth. Nothing shook violently or anything like that, but it threw my equilibrium off and I felt a little woozy for about a half hour afterward. I thought to myself "This feels like seismic activity of some sort" then continued with my work.
I told my husband about what I felt and he thought that was very interesting. He asked me what time I felt it and I said it was probably around 4:45 that afternoon. So, out of curiosity he thought did a little research on recent earthquakes. As it turns out, I wasn't imagining it! According to this website, there was a Magnitude 3.3 earthquake in Southern California at 4:47:40!
I don't know why I happened to feel it from my house in Southern Oregon. I have always been very sensitive. I must be a phenomenon! I'm pretty sure scientists are going to want to do a study on me now. Oh, wait, I'm sure it would have been more impressive if I actually predicted the earthquake before it happened ... so ... never mind. I'm guess not that special after all. Just sensitive.