My First Real Earthquake... Yikes! - UPDATE
Kind of freaked us out earlier this evening (40 minutes ago) -- a Magnitude 5.6 earthquake centered about ~7 miles from here.
Knocked out AT&T/Cingular service (still out or overloaded at this hour) in this area, felt like a freight train rolled through the neighborhood, made the building sway, and freeked out my animals.
Local coverage here & here.
Image source: U.S. Geological Survey
UPDATE: 21:32 PDT: AT&T cell phone service seems to be working again now... - ferg