I experienced my first earthquake today. It was pretty small. Maybe a three? Maybe a four? And it lasted a only a few seconds. Imagine if your house was only fifteen feet or so from some rail road tracks and an extremely fast train passed by. That's kinda of what it was like. Did i feel the earth shake? No. Did i feel the ground quake? No, but the doors and windows of my classroom rattled for a little bit. I was concentrating so much on my studies, i didn't realize what was happening until it was over. That's how small it was. Still, i am very happy to be able to check that off my life to do list.
And rest assured, all is safe and well in Santiago. Apparently, much like L.A., this is a somewhat common event.
Language Lesson of the Day: In Español, earthquakes of lesser magnitude are called los temblores.
Did you feel the tremor? Say it with me now! ¿Se sintió el temblor?