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TREMOR IN PENANG due to 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia!!!!

4.11 PM in Penang

Lasting more than two-three minutes.

All my neighbours ran down our apartment unit.

Who else felt it? Remember there is a lunar eclipse tonight.

OK, here are the details :

7.6 (Preliminary magnitude — subject to revision) Updated : 7.5
Date-Time

* Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 08:08:32 UTC
* Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 03:08:32 PM at epicenter

Location 2.600°N, 95.949°E
Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
Region SIMEULUE, INDONESIA
Distances

* 319 km (198 miles) WSW (250°) from Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia
* 330 km (205 miles) SSE (168°) from Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
* 332 km (206 miles) WNW (288°) from Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia
* 641 km (399 miles) W (265°) from KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia

I hope it won’t trigger another tsunami to coincide with the lunar eclipse?

UPDATED FROM BBC :

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake has struck near Indonesia’s western province of Aceh, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) says.

The tremor, at a depth of 35km (21.7 miles), had its epicentre 319 km (198 miles) off the coast of Sumatra, and hit at 1508 local time, the USGS added.

The epicentre was close to that of the earthquake which triggered the 2004 Asian tsunami, killing 130,000 people.

Indonesia is situated in one of the world’s most seismically active areas.




26 Responses to “TREMOR IN PENANG due to 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia!!!!”

  1. The DAP big guns have arrived???

  2. hi Lilian… i felt it too in Bayan Lepas… I was dizzy from the quake..

  3. you beat me as the first to post in PPS…

  4. kew – LOL, yalor, so long hor?

    pablo – Hahaha, good one. But I think it must be a big one nearby.

  5. Yeah, my fren told me the emergency bell just rang and they have to get out from the plant now.

  6. hcfoo – Nay, I updated with the details. 7.6 in Indonesia

  7. Here too, in Kuala Lumpur.

  8. Damn… u r fast! =)

  9. You are really fast!! News reporter can tapao ledi! Haha…

  10. ks – I kiasu mah. Not kiasi. Kiasu to be first to blog about it. LOL. Bo kiasi.

    andreas – This is a long one, making me dizzy still.

  11. bryan – Somemore, my sources reliable wan. I no braff braff wan.

  12. No tremor felt at my office here in KL.

  13. Next time, run for your life first. Blog from P1i mah. Sigh…

  14. terence – Weather too hot lah. So, lazy to run. If really earthquake, run down pun mampus jugak. But I wore nice-nice ready to run liao…see see the sun so hot, change mind. We Penang people seasoned to tremors liao.

    pablo – So you miss bloggable material. LOL.

  15. my dad called and says the wave at jeti area like mad jz now..

  16. charles – 7.5 is no joke lor. Easily can trigger tsunami. Chap goh meh must not go to the sea to throw Mandarin oranges or else the tsunami swallowed up all the ugly girls. LOL.

  17. ishh… how come my office here cant feel anything? if not i can go home and slep d. wahahha

  18. hi Lilian, if got really bad earthquake, and you run down, must keep your eye on the buildilng, just dont run to the direction the building is falling can liau…

  19. Lilian-speaking of chap goh meh, nowadays guys also go throw oranges & mandrins d..

  20. Eh…I think the waves won’t reach Malaysian shores because there is the big island of Sumatra between the epicentre and us. But I do hope there is minimal damage and / or casualties.

  21. tsunami sapu all the ugly girls?? wakakakakaa *mati i ketawa in office now*

  22. Don’t look at me!! I didn’t do anything!!! LOL!

  23. Grrr… My server just get slower and harder to access, I wonder the submurine cable is broken again

  24. i definitely felt the tremor yesterday in my office building!! all of us felt it and got a bit freaked out…but our next door neighbours didn’t feel it.
    luckily no tsunami! cos after that i went to island plaza for dinner!!

  25. it is unfortunate that Indonesians have to suffer another disaster. After the tsunami, now they have a magnitude 7.5 earthquake. i pray for those people who have been vicitmized by this natural calamity.

  26. the Earthquake in Indonesia is really bad. i have some friends who live in Indonesia and they were injured because of the earthquake ~