Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
There are different kinds of quakes. Today for us in the LA area it was a rolling quake...like King S. said, you kinda think you're dizzy or seasick and see lights swing, etc. The closer you are to an epicenter, it's usually a big jolt and then shaking. I've experienced quite a few 5.0 and up quakes and when they get that big, the sound is almost scarier than the moving. It's this deep nasty rumbling. Scares the hell out of you when it happens in the middle of the night like the Northridge one at 4:00 am. We get kind of complacent about it, like damn 3.5, that wasn't anything, but it's scary when you see one like today with a few people dying. Powerful stuff.