Earlier this year it seemed like I was always hearing about earthquakes happening all over the world. Most notably being the major earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. Is it just me or have there been more earthquakes this year than normal?
This morning at about 5am I had just gotten back in the bed from using the bathroom when everything shook. For a split second I thought it was a train (we can often hear the freight trains in the distance), however, it didn't last long enough only a few seconds.
When we turned on the news this morning they confirmed that there had indeed been a small earthquake (magnitude 3.6) in Germantown, Maryland which is about 30 miles from my home.
An earthquake in Maryland is a rare occurence. I've lived in the area for 18 years and this is only the second one I can remember. Growing up in Jamaica I can remember experiencing at least 4 or 5 small earthquakes.
No matter the magnitude, there is something very unsettling about the earth shaking below you.
Hopefully this will be the last earthquake that I get to experience.
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