My day usually starts very early – I typically wake up early morning before the dawn. So like many, I too felt the 3.6 magnitude earthquake that rattled the area yesterday early morning (around 5:05am) . My first thought was that it was a strong storm shaking the building. So I went to the windows, looked outside, but strangely enough, everything looked calm and quiet. I then thought there could be an attempted break-in (we just had one in the day before in the neighborhood) – so I went downstairs, checked all the doors. And again to my surprise, there was no sign of attempted break-ins.

Later, a number of neighbors who were also up early in the morning shared similar experiences with me. One neighbor told me that they thought the shake was probably caused by a train running on the nearby track (we live close to Greenbelt station).