I woke up this morning at about 5:30 local time to the feeling of my bed shaking. I thought at first that it was like that feeling you get when you're "falling" in your sleep, but then I heard my closet doors rattling. I figured at that point that it was just the train yard, so I went back to bed.
When I woke up for the day a little bit ago, I had messages on my computer that I would have never expected. These ranged from "Did you feel the earthquake?", to "Here's a news report about the earthquake you had." The point when I realized this was what I felt was a bit surreal, and I'm still not quite sure what to think of it.
The last earthquake in this area was back in 2000, and was no stronger than a 5.0. I would have been back in Rensselaer then, so I don't remember feeling it. I'm just wondering though, if this increased seismic activity will spur further events in the coming weeks or days.