Early on the morning of July 6th, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rolled through Helena. The epicenter was around 20 miles northwest.
It was the first quake that I have ever felt. I was in a dream state when the quake hit and at first I incorporated the shaking and noise into my dreams. However, it lasted long enough that I woke up and wondered what was going on.
After the big (initial shock), I went to my phone to see what just happened. Just at that time a 4.8 aftershock hit. The phone soon lite up with information. By 8:00 a.m. that morning, the earthquake tracking site showed close to 15 aftershocks from the same epicenter.
While it proved interesting, I do not want to be anywhere near another earthquake.