Yes, those are scary, whether at home or far away.
This is the one the caused me (and most of my friends) to loose our homes. I was in the Pasadena hospital at the time.
The 1994 Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:30:55 AM Pacific Standard Time in the city of Los Angeles, California, falling on Martin Luther King Day in 1994. The earthquake had a "moderate" moment magnitude of 6.7, but the ground acceleration was the highest ever instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America, and it proved to be the most costly earthquake in United States history.
Share your smile with someone who has lost theirs.