Well there's a new experience for the list....
This morning there was a 5.8 earthquake in the DF.
I was in my room, checking my email before heading out to class. I have necklaces hanging up and they suddenly starting to sway. I thought, "Well that's odd. I don't think the breeze is coming in that strong from the window." Then I felt my chair start to shake. It only lasted a few seconds (thank goodness), but was definitely a new and strange experience.
According to what I've seen online, no damage or injuries have been reported and helicopters have been circling (which I've been hearing from my apartment) to check for damage.
I can't even imagine what it must have been like in Japan, Haiti, Chile and other recent, more intense earthquakes.