I was in west Tennessee when an earthquake hit. It was about 4.5 or so, I think, and the epicenter was New Madrid. I was walking to class from my dorm, and suddenly, it sounded like a big engine rumbled to life under the ground. I stood still, shocked, and the rumbling went on for maybe 10 seconds, and then it just stopped, like cutting off an engine. We saw it actually had been an earthquake on the noon news.
I've felt a couple of minor tremors that rattled the windows, but nothing like that one in Tennessee. We were all a little scared that it was just a precursor, but thank the Lord, nothing else happened.