We put our mattresses in the outodoor patio and as I packed up my bag there was a huge rumble .. like thunder rolling in. The Earth under me shook and I ran straight out.
Everyone is in the street, the whole of the city. Families gathered on plastic chairs or on the pavement, kids wrapped in blankets, battery radios going.
I had to run in because of my stomach and that thunder ... I tore out ... I've been in a tornado alarm and in a hurricane and I've never felt the earth grind at its core ... steel beams grinding .
It's terrifying to feel and hear it in your bones. If you had no idea what an earthquake was I think you'd run out.