It lasted just about 5 seconds. At first I thought my neighbor had dropped a rolling ball or a truck was passing by. But I realized that the low rumble was coming from the wrong direction to be a truck… it was coming through the wall in front of me. And my neighbors aren’t known for their bowling ball rolling.
Then I noticed my desk was wobbling just a bit… a bit more than it really should be wobbling. Had I been yanking on my desk rhythmically, I wouldn’t have given it a second thought. My second thought was…. Earthquake!
It happened at about 8:12pm PST.