I'm from a place that never has earthquakes and just about two years ago, I moved to San Jose, Costa Rica which experiences minor earthquakes daily 2. Since I've moved, I've experienced strong episodes of vertigo due to even the minor earthquakes.
I have been trying to research this topic without any success. From what I've found the evidence is usually about the after affects that occur after major earthquakes 1 or they speak mainly upon how "earthquake sensitive people" try to predict earthquakes.
For months now I've been experiencing vertigo symptoms "randomly" even when I, and the people around me, haven't felt any sort of earthquake movement at all; however, when I look up whether there has been an earthquake or not, the answer is always yes. Whether it was a strong earthquake that occurred in Mexico or a very mild one that occurred close by but not strong enough or close enough to feel, I can "feel" it just by how my body reacts. I seem to be extra sensitive than anyone around me, I've even felt small earthquakes that other people don't seem to feel.
Just now some time around 6pm Costa Rican time while laying in bed, I felt a strong nauseas feeling which made me think it might've been because I hadn't eaten in a few hours, so I eat but I don't seem to get better, so I started thinking maybe I had low blood pressure or low blood sugar. Both of which were incorrect because I had eaten a bit of sugar during my meal and my BP was at a normal 110/70. So then I decided to look up if there had been any earthquakes and lo and behold, the was a 3.1 magnitud earthquake at 6:23pm about 15km from me, however it wasn't even strong enough for me or my roommates to feel.