Something woke me up before it hit. I don’t know what.

But the next thing I knew, it felt like my bed had run over a huge pothole at 65 mph. It was a pretty big jolt, followed by two or three seconds of a slight rolling.

The USGS says the epicenter of the 4.4 magnitude quake striking at 4:04am was in Pico Rivera, a few miles away from my apartment.

I got out of bed and got dressed just in case it was a foreshock. And because this is the 21st century, the first thing I did was log on and tweet it. It was fun seeing which of my friends had also been jolted out of bed.

Cecil the cat was pretty relaxed through the whole thing. His main comment seemed to be, “Now that you’re up, feed me.”