When the LP quake hit, I was living in L.A. and working in a downtown hi-rise, on the 34th Floor, about 400 miles from the epicenter. I was in a conference with several guys, and while we were talking, I noticed that the blinds were moving side-to-side in the window casing, but felt nothing. I pointed out the blinds and told the guys that there must be strong winds outside, because the building seemed to be moving, but then we looked down to the street, and nothing else was moving. Curious, we thought, but got back to business.
Five minutes later, a colleague walked by, stuck his head in the door, and said “Did you hear they called off the World Series on account of an earthquake?”