Earthquake in Mexico City

Earthquake in Mexico City

Today we experienced our first ever earthquake here in Mexico City. I was sitting at the dining room table, Janell was upstairs working at the desk, and Nathan was out in the back porch swinging on our hammock swing. Ben was sleeping in his crib. Then it happened.

It felt to me like a giant was upstairs jumping up and down. I had never felt anything like it before. It seemed to last for about 15 seconds.

There aren’t earthquakes in Florida, so I wasn’t sure what I had felt. I assumed it was an earthquake. So, I went to twitter to let everyone know what I had experienced. I wasn’t the only one talking about it on there.

It seems there was a 5.7 earthquake near Puebla, which is about 3 hours from here (on a good traffic day). We felt it all the way up here in the northwest part of Mexico City. Of course, our family was all worried about us. About a minute after I wrote about it, Janell’s Dad called because he had seen it on the news, too. We assured him we were okay (although I’m sure he always has his doubts).

We are all fine. Benjamin slept right through it. Nothing fell off the walls or anything like that. We just bounced up and down for a while.

I just hope it doesn’t happen again for a while.