This morning I was asleep in bed and it felt like someone was shaking my bed. I thought this feels like an earthquake. Didn’t really think anything of it and got up to plan my menu for the week. When David got out of the shower he asked me did you feel it. I said yes. He was in on the toilet and go see the towels swaying. We turned on the TV and sure enough there was an earthquake in Wells, NM which is about 50 miles from the UT NV border. My sister in-law said that she was getting in the elevator at work when it happened. This is what she said “I was getting in the elevator at work when thishappened (although I didn’t know at the time it was an earthquake).When I got in, the elevator started to go before the doors were shut. Then they opened before it got to the top floor. Scary! I could have been stuck in there!!Jason said the ceiling fan in our room was shaking and then our bed was swaying back and forth.”
It is a good thing she didn’t get stuck. She is 6 months pregnant.
Here is an article from Deseret Moring News:
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake centered near Wells, Nev. could be felt this morning as far south as Provo.
The quake occurred at about 7:15 this morning, located just east of Wells near the Utah-Nevada border, according to the United States Geological Survey’s website. The temblor shook much of the Wasatch Front although there were no early reports of damage in Utah.
In Wells, however, there were reports of heavy damage, according to Wells city manager Jolene Supp.
“Lots of aftershocks,” she said. “We are not done yet.”
Police dispatchers in Ogden, Davis County, and Salt Lake City all said they felt the shaking. Dispatchers in Wendover, Utah said they had received numerous calls from people who felt the shaking but there were no early reports of damage.
Ogden police officer Tim Shelstead was running radar on 7th Street when his car began shaking.
“I thought it was a train going by with no train,” he said.
It wasn’t until after residents started calling emergency dispatchers and the information was relayed over police radio that he realized it was an earthquake.
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