Just a few minutes ago, we got a nice-sized quake. LATimes.com is saying that it was a 5.6. I was packing up boxes in the kitchen, and Sarah was about to get in the shower. She thought I had dropped something, and I thought a car had run into our apartment building. As soon as I realized what was happening, I remembered what to do and found a doorway to stand in. Sarah had already found one.
Once the tremors died down, I checked in with the neighbors and then started checking online. I tried calling my dad, but the phone lines are down (guess everyone's calling each other). LATimes.com is very sluggish, but Sarah was able to get a little bit of information.
After the quakes in Japan, these quakes weren't entirely unexpected, but it was still a surprise! My first quake! Glad it wasn't worse.
More later, as needed.