Have you experienced an earthquake?

An earthquake - An earthquake in the middle of the town.
@Lindery (854)
Latvia
February 18, 2009 10:17am CST
I can be lucky to live in a place where nothing too extreme happens with a nature, no flood, no storms, no earthquakes either. I haven't experienced an earthquake and I wish I never will! Have you experienced it and if yes, how did it feel? What did you feel and what was its damage?
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• Indonesia
20 Feb 09
In my country is happen a lot because our country laid in ring of fire. In fact it become more often in the last five years (after the 9.8 Richter and tsunami that kill more than 250.000 people in 2004 and that number just assumed) When we saw an amateur video during this eartquake and tsunami, we feel really nothing. Almost all building was collapsed and suddenly there was black water contains everything (like coffe cocktail in blender) swept out everything. This girl survived because she run to the third floor where she take the video. In 2005 I feel the eartquake, the windows glass clink, the table move, the clock on the wall moving left and right continuosly. Luckily nothing hurt us. After five minutes it stopped and we watch television said there was big eartquake 400 km from our city (still in our country) and more thank 6000 people are killed. It was really terible.
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
I felt it twice. First when I was asleep, I felt my bed was shaking. Thought it was just my sister doing stuff at the low bunk, only knew it was an earthquake when the next day she told me about how terrible the bed was that it was all shaking that night. Second was, I was actually in my seat where I am sitting right now, doing some stuff on my laptop when suddenly I felt again the shaking, my desk and my fan, both are shaking, then when I looked around the room is all shaking. I couldn't believe that moment. I got all scared and didn't know what to do. It only lasted for like a minute, but it seems like an hour to me. That was pretty long enough actually to get all scared to see things around you shaking like things are going to break and fall. Fortunately, both experience weren't really a bad one, didn't have any damage at all. And I thank God for that.
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
I felt it twice. First when I was asleep. I felt my bed was shaking, thought it was just my sister doing stuff at the low bunk, only knew it was an earthquake when the next day she told me about how terrible the bed was that it was all shaking for few minutes. Second was, I was actually in my seat where I am sitting right now, I felt again that my desk and the fan both are shaking, then when I looked around the room is all shaking. I couldn't believe. I got all scared and didn't know what to do. It only lasted for like a minute, it seems like an hour to me. That was pretty long enough actually to get all scared to see things around you shaking. Fortunately, both experience wasn't really a bad one, didn't have any damage at all. I thank God for that.
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
18 Feb 09
Hello Lindery! I do have experienced earthquake. I guess the strongest earthquake I have felt was last 2000 where everyone of us went outside the house and pray to God including our neighbors. Thank God that there has been no damage.
@ddfreedie (690)
• India
18 Feb 09
ya..ones when i was 12 years old..din sleep the whole night...and i got fever the following day