Then, less than an hour ago, there was a fairly strong earthquake to the south. It didn't make anything fall over in my apartment, but it did rattle the bottles on top of my refrigerator, and it lasted a really long time. It wasn't terribly frightening, but it was rather unsettling.
I was awakened at midnight by another earthquake of about the same magnitude. Now *that* was scary. The added disorientation of being sleep-muddled and in the dark really leaves an impression.