Kelly, glad to hear you are ok. I have never experienced an earthquake but I live in a mining town and everyday at noon the house shakes from the blasting at the mine (we are about 4 miles away from the mine). It took awhile for me to get used to it but I'm with you, the ground should not shake. I hope you get to move soon!
I live in southern CA, too, and I definitely felt the earth shake today. I had just gone out to the garage to get in the car and go to my water aerobics class. I opened the car door and accidentally bumped the car a little bit just as it started to shake. My first thought was, "I didn't bump it THAT hard!" and then I realized that things on the garage walls were shaking along with the car. It lasted only about 15 seconds, but it was a pretty good shake. We are about 45 min. away from the epicenter. I guess there have been some aftershocks, but we haven't felt any so I guess our excitement is over - thank goodness!! I don't stress about earthquakes, but I have never been in a big one, either. I used to live in IL and I stressed a lot more about tornados because there were warning signs and announcements and you never knew when one might come. With earthquakes, there is no warning so there is no time to stress about them - at least that's how I feel about them.
Hope everyone has a peaceful night's sleep!