OKLAHOMA CITY - What is that?
That was the wide-eyed look my girlfriend and I gave each other Saturday night when the 5.6 quake struck just before 11 Saturday night in Lincoln County.
We were in an Oklahoma City hotel with our four kids combined for my son's soccer tournament this weekend.
As the rumbling continued, we quickly realized what was happening. We both jumped to our feet and raced into the other part of the suite where the kids were sleeping.
Four sets of eyes stared back at us - it woke them up. They were okay, but a little on edge as none had ever experienced that kind of shaking. Though my 6-year-old son would later tell me he thought it was "kinda cool."
After we got the kids secure, I started thinking about what you're supposed to do during an earthquake.
We're not versed on earthquakes in Oklahoma. Tornadoes? Sure, almost every Okie knows what to do when a twister is coming his way. But quakes? It's a mystery to many of us.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, here is what you should do inside and outside when a tremblor strikes:
For more tips on earthquakes such as being prepared or what to do after one strikes go to www.ready.gov/earthquakes .
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