A Spring Hill resident was curious about some rumbling and shaking she felt recently, and she believed the earth had moved.
Turns out she's right.
"I was blown out of bed," said Eleanor Kawsek, who wondered if an earthquake was to blame.
Michael Hohn, director and state geologist at the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey in Morgantown, said the facility there does monitor seismic activity in the state. And he confirmed a magnitude 2.8 quake centered 10 miles southwest of Charleston last Friday.
"A 2.8 can be felt," he said, "depending upon how shallow it is. But no damage is expected at that magnitude. It would be very unusual to have damage.
"People describe an earthquake of that magnitude upward to 3.0 as having the sound and feel of a car hitting your house," Hohn said.
According to the US Geological Survey, an earthquake occurred about 11:06 a.m. a week ago at 3.2 miles beneath the surface.
Hohn said about two earthquakes occur annually in West Virginia.
"There are years where there are none," he said. "But it has averaged about two a year for the last dozen years."
In 2010, a cluster of earthquakes struck Braxton County, an event that some have linked to rock "fracking." When some changes were made by the drilling companies, the earthquakes did stop.