That mark is only a few miles south of where we live. Even the earthquake place can't identify a specific area near us...hence "Near the coast of Ecuador." Here's a closer shot:
In a normal circumstance at 12:30 a.m. in the morning, I would have lumbered to the door, but in this instance…well, let’s just say Geoff caught his second wind. By the time we got outside the shaking was over. Then we made sure of two things: first, that the shaking had stopped; and second, that a tsunami wasn't going to destroy our house.
There was no aftershock, and the tide was unchanged. We looked it up and saw that although it was only a magnitude 4.8, it was right in our backyard. Hence, I’m able to tell this frightening tale of how the quake scared a Carroll. Oh, and you get to see precisely where we live as well!