like an earlier story said...i live along the new madrid fault line (my town is only 30mins from where the center of these earthquakes today were), so i knew one was bound to happen eventually, but was still surprised when it did. The first one was this morning around 4:30am Woke me up of course and i just like shot out of my bed, unsure why lol so i went to see if my daughter had gotten up...nope she was sound asleep. so i go use the bathroom and wonder what had woken me up in the first place. i go back to bed and then my bed moves!! i'm like oh yeah, THAT'S why! lol i seriously thought something/someone was under my bed (keep in mind the time and my half asleep state here too! lol) i wasn't about to go back to sleep. a few minutes later my daughter woke up...i was almost scared to get up and check on her lol so i go...turn on ALL the lights in my apt...and get her settled back in bed. then i check under my bed...just in case. of course there was nothing there, but still...i felt a little better. couldn't go back to sleep tho...and just when i close my eyes (about 45 mins later) to try, an aftershock hits! i'm like this is ridiculous! course i still wasn't sure what it was...just thought it mighta been my downstairs neighbors leaving and shutting the door hard or something...b/c my windows rattle then too.
eventually i fall asleep.....then later this morning, i was about to go take a shower when it happens again! I'm wide awake this time and know what's going on...my daughter really doesn't and is clinging to my leg asking me what's going on. i told her it was an earthquake. then i told her it was like an earthshake--like on the land before time movies :) but i told her it wasn't as bad as that...i think she understood lol
they say the first one was a 5.2 (was a 5.4, but i guess they changed their minds lol) and the second one was a 4.6 Kinda cool, yet kinda scary to think if they were any bigger! Fortunately there was no major damage anywhere and no serious injuries :) now i can say i survived TWO earthquakes! :D