There's a whole lot of shakin' going on! We had an earthquake last Monday, it was 4.9 on the richter scale which is not so big. I was driving my car so I didn't even feel it at all. Just this morning we had another one at 4:00 am. It woke me up. It was 5.3 centered 115 miles north of Anchorage so it wasn't very bad here, but enough to shake the bed a little.
It's funny how people react to earthquakes. They don't bother me much at all. I only start to get a little nervous if they go on for a long time or if we have a series of them, one right after another. When they just hit here and there I barely even think about it. There have been some times at night when I'm laying in bed thinking, should I get up and get dressed? I don't want anybody finding me trapped in the rubble looking like this!
There is a lady at my work that totally freaks out. The earthquake on Monday caused her to scream (very loudly - it could be heard on the other side of the building) and then sit in her cubicle and cry for awhile. She later told me she was so petrified she couldn't move. I told her if she is really so frightened she should get under something. We've all been trained in grade school to "duck and cover." Most people at my work just kept on working, they didn't even get up from their chairs.
Are you afraid of earthquakes? Do they make you scream and cry? Or are they just another day at the office?