Ridgecrest, California - The Chambers household was in holiday mode when the shaking began.
Kevin Chambers and his 5-year-old daughter, Kailyn, were rotating their vanilla cake on a turntable and layering on the chocolate frosting when the pictures on the wall started to vibrate and the refrigerator started to move. Kaitlyn froze.
"She just stopped and was like, 'Uhhh,'" her father recalled with a chuckle.
Some family photos fell off the walls, and a drinking glass broke, but overall the family and house weren't worse for wear, Chambers said. Though Kevin has felt earthquakes before, Thursday was Kaitlyn's first and she seemed to handle it like a pro.
Soon after the shaking stopped, she resumed her frosting duties on the cake, her father said.