---- — Where were you when the earthquake occurred?
"I was sitting on a park bench reading a book. It felt like a dog was trying to dig (something) up, but I didn't know what happened until someone said something about it. It was the first one I felt in 30 years."
_ Ramona Leavey, Oneonta, retired.
"I was moving some boxes around. I worried a bit that it might get worse, but it was done in a few seconds."
_ Mathew Ager, Oneonta, student.
"Driving. I thought I was having car problems but heard a few seconds later on the radio it was a quake."
_ Selena Birkland, Oneonta, clerk.
"At work, hoping I would get to go home early."
_ Alana Schomer, Cooperstown, volunteer.
"Just watching my grandkids. I never thought it was serious but did get a call from their mom."
_ Sharron Fredenburg, Herkimer, retired.
"I was actually taking a nap, it woke me up."
_ Alan Formica, Delhi, construction.