On Sunday night the apartment began shaking. Krista, quickly falling asleep in bed, thought I was moving the bed. "Stop messing with me," she mumbled in her drifting off to sleep mode. When the shaking didn't stop and there was no giggle or other response from me, she realized what was happening.
The photo frames on the wall rattled. The glass door between our entry and living room vibrated for a long time. It's a bit unnerving to be stuck on the 8th floor of a building when it begins swaying. Fortunately, this one was centered in Hualien, which is on the east coast. Earthquakes hit Hualien almost daily but this had the largest magnitude of the latest ones. It registered a 6.1 out there and we reportedly felt the equivalent of a 3 shake (Taichung City).