Sometimes the City of El Paso Literally Rocks
Well, the good news is that El Paso survived an earthquake this morning. While some people felt it, others didn't feel the shake this morning. I was sitting at my desk working on the computer when I felt my chair shaking me. Not only that I heard things in the office moving around as well. I stopped what I was doing and sat in confusion wondering if what I felt was just in my head. I felt and heard the movement a little after 9:15 am and was curious if anyone else did.
I asked our engineer if he felt the shake but he said he didn't feel a thing. After asking him I started to worry thinking maybe it was a paranormal situation I felt. I considered paranormal just because earthquakes are NOT common in El Paso. Then about ten minutes later a friend texts me asking if I was okay and if I had felt the shake. I felt so happy to know that I wasn't the only one who felt it. I am on the Westside of town and my friend lives in Horizon.
Turns out the 5.0 earthquake happened near Mentone, Texas which is a few hours away from us. Not only did some El Pasoans feel the quake, Juarez and Las Cruces felt it too. The United States Geological Survey reported El Paso experienced a 3.8 earthquake earlier this morning. One thing for sure is it feels good to know that you're not going bonkers as you had thought you were earlier.