I never experienced an earthquake until Aug '11. It did a bit of damage up and down the east coast. I was walking into the living room when it hit. I thought it was me, since my balance is bad. lol My DH told me it was a quake. I thought he was joking! Then I saw a hanging lamp swinging for no apparent reason. So weird.
I am sorry you were scared, and very happy you and the children weren't hurt.
I guess all areas of the country are getting hit w/ crazy weather.
God bless. Alice.