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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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!!

  7. 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.

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