I am Moved
Earthquakes, when they are not life-threatening, are interesting. I lived in an earthquake area in China, in a four story concrete building of the kind that typically pancake during severe earthquakes, but luckily, never experienced so much as a shimmy.
So today was my first earthquake. It didn't actually fit any of the descriptions of earthquakes I've heard. It was rolling. Things just kind of shook, and there was a bang somewhere in the middle of it. More interesting was that about half of the audience went outside, and about half of the audience stayed at their desks. I would have thought that the office reaction would neatly divide along the lines of those who had earthquake experience and those who did not. (I went outside.) But it did not.
Immediately afterward, all the Californians were trying to guess what it was on the Richter scale. That is apparently typical. The news says it was between 5.4 and 5.8.
The lights in the office didn't even flicker.