I have the early morning 6 a.m. shift this week, so I was up at 5 a.m. and noticed that the whole house was shaking, and for some reason, I thought my cats were playing tricks on me, so I hit the snooze button on the alarm clock for 9 more precious minutes of sleep. Then I woke up and the radio news was reporting that we experienced an earthquake that measured 4.5 on the Richter scale (a mild earthquake). This was just a bizarre way to start the morning. More details: The epicenter was Fort Payne, Alabama. We felt it here in Atlanta.