I experienced my first earthquake yesterday while at work.
At first I noticed things moving a little, but since I am dizzy so often anyway I thought maybe it was my eyes/brain playing a trick on me. I looked around to where my other coworkers were standing, and they had confused looks on their faces as well as though they were wondering the same thing. As I scanned the store, I realized everything on the walls had begun to sway.
Luckily it was not very strong where I live, so the moment quickly passed and everything returned to normal.
I never expected to have that experience here in Virginia.