Oh dear! I'm glad to hear that everyone is alright, other than thoroughly shaken. Where do you live?
I was in a small earthquake on Dec 3, 1990 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA. It was predicted by Iben Browning, as a result of this he received quite a bit of coverage before and of course AFTER. The campus I was at was practically deserted that day and professors were giving students credit for attending....then the shaking started. In fact while it was happening I thought it was a construction truck (as they were doing repairs outside) that perhaps hit the building. It felt like shaking, but really subtle. Classmates however were jumping out of their seats, running for the door and others under their tables. I stayed absolutely still as I didn't think it was an earthquake until the Professor led the remaining students out of the hall and next to our classroom is a huge seismograph and there was a huge spike in it and and I was simply astounded. I stayed to graduate and we had several other quakes but none that strong (4.3 if I recall)....during one quake in mid 1990's it wasn't as big as but it was strong enough to create cracks in my wall...had to call the landlord to have him take a look, it was of no concern in the end.
If anyone is interested in reading about the New Madrid Fault which is the largest earthquake in US history that had the Mississippi River flow BACKWARDS for several days, I think wilkipedia gives a decent overview: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Madrid_Seismic_Zone
According to some research what the Fault line is experiencing is simply aftershocks from the 1811-13 earthquakes! Pretty incredible if correct.
Mom, not to derail your sharing of this news it just brought back memories. I pray that you will not experience anything more serious than what you just have. Many blessing to you!