Earthquake in Ottawa:
-Loud rumbling noise as if a freight truck was passing by, sound grows louder
-Loud Bang and house jumps a few cm
-Violent Shaking, house and ground visually shaking (15 seconds)
-Tapering off (20 seconds)
-The front of my pants become ever so slightly damp
I will probably never forget my utter confusion and terror when I was bounced into the air and saw the entire world moving. The ground, the one thing that is always still and firm, moved like waves on water and it's the most unsettling feeling.
BTW, do these quakes have aftershocks?