This morning I was lying in the bed when I felt the room starting to shake, and I immediately didn’t know what was going on. Until I yelled to my roommate earthquake. We ran down the stairs out of the building as a precaution. I couldn’t believe that I witnessed my first earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake was of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale, with an epic center near West Salem, IL. I’m a little surprised how long it took CNN to make it a breaking news item.