I thought it was an earthquake.
The same thing happened when the Northridge earthquake woke me.
Just after 3:00 AM today, a rushing noise like a wave of air, moving fast from a great distance rushed past the house. Then an ultra low sub base chord struck a sustained note - as if one of those low rider car stereos were stuck on a low bass beat. A note too low to hear that is only felt.
I waited for the room to rock and the bed to bounce. Nothing moved. But different things in the room "buzzed" in sympathetic vibration. My sense of direction told me that this wave came from the north and east - perhaps a fault under the Santa Barbara Channel had slipped.
It was not an earthquake but it was ominous.
What it was, was the first launch of an Atlas V rocket from Vandengerg Air Force Base near Lompoc, in Santa Barbara County, California.
Carrying a secret payload, the rocket had left Earth with thunder that was heard and felt - by me - some 40 miles away as the crow flies.
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