According to USGS I'm 35 miles NE from the epicenter (it's the other side of Lake Anna, closer to Louisa) and I'm hearing 5.8 and 5.9 as the official number now. So that is why it felt (and sounded - I didn't realize earthquakes were that nosier!) so strong! Definitely the longest 30 seconds of my life.
We are fine. Things were knocked off shelves, items like brooms were knocked over and the cats are FREAKED but no damage. Hopefully we won't discover anything later - our houses/buildings around here aren't really built for earthquakes!
The cell phones are still flaky, we can receive calls but can't really make any. The system is just that jammed.
Oh and I've been corrected by my Mother, this is my third earthquake. Number one was when I was an infant (yeah don't remember) and number two I was 7 (it was at night, I slept through it). I don't think those count do you? :P
Everything seems bizarrely normal now... so strange.