I definitely believe you can feel an earthquake, even many miles away.
Animals in the vicinity are known to suddenly panic, long before
humans feel anything. It is thought that having four feet on the
ground, and barefoot ( LOL ) gives them a heads up we don't get.
In the Christmas 2004 earthquake in South East Asia, there was an
account of a working elephant , who scooped up his master, and ran for
higher ground, thus saving both their lives. Long before the tsunami.
I recieved a phone call about 4:30 am, on Dec 26, 2004, from a
friend who lives on his boat, to tell me that waves 10 feet high were
suddenly crashing on shore at the mouth of Tampa Bay. There was
absolutely no storm, and no forecast whatsoever. A good friend and I
rushed out to see what was going on, and saw small boats tossed on
shore, and docks washed out. The marina had been completely washed
over. No one had a clue. I along with many others saw it with our own
Later that morning, we heard about the Tsunami, on the other side
of the Earth. There was only a small mention of the damage ( on Tampa
Bay ) on local news. The Tsunami dominated the news for days.
In Mariel Cuba, ten years ago, I sat with friends in their
livingroom. They lived literrally nextdoor to the Power Plant that
supplies electricity to parts of Havana.
While we were talking, I suddenly felt dizzy and woozy, and bent double , grabbing my head with both hands. They laughed !
It was my first experience of being that close to the big
generators when they switch them . They had felt it so often, that
they had grown completely accustomed. I heard absolutely nothing, but
boy did my body feel it !