I’ve experienced earthquakes in Hawaii, Japan, and of course California, but not one as huge as 7.2! In California it is a common occurance although most are so slight chances are you may not even feel it. For some reason I often feel them when I am in bed but the tremblers are so slight it's not worth getting out of bed for! Not that I take them for granted, I have a healthy respect for Mother Nature. I have been through hurricanes, volcanoes, horrible California fires and tsunamis and trust me, it can be quite frightening.
Imagine this, a peaceful Easter Sunday afternoon, time 3:40pm, I was watching a great movie but was tired and was actually starting to snooze when I felt a gentle rocking motion. I thought it was the dog moving around trying to get comfortable. Well, it wasn’t the dog, she was asleep on her own bed, and that’s when I realized it was an earthquake. The gentle motion, became more forceful, I heard a big bang from the bathroom, the mirror had fallen down. I stood up and the rocking became intense, the light fixture was swaying and I was officially scared! It was the longest, most violent earthquake I have ever felt. I believe it was timed at 45 seconds but it was intense and seemed like it would never stop.
NBC News Report
We are still experiencing aftershocks. Some people reported that they felt some trembling this morning, one week later, though I did not. San Diego was lucky that there was minimal damage considering what has happened in other parts of the world.
Here's a video of a San Diego student who was getting ready to record a song when all of a sudden....
Batten down the hatches and stay safe everyone!