mierin: (dreaming sakura)
Whoa. The earthquake in Japan was really huge. An earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter Scale in a country already very well known for its earthquakes? Not good.

The tsunami scares the hell out of me! ;_;

I found out about it when I saw a friend's Facebook status. She's studying there, but due to come back home to Malaysia for good this end March. Thankfully, her university in Niigata is on the West side of Japan, so I think they should be fine. In terms of tsunami anyway. They still felt the quake.

Scary >.<

My prayers to all the Japanese people. Hopefully, there won't be too many casualties from this.

mierin: (dreaming sakura)
I was at work this morning when I suddenly felt like the table shook slightly.


My colleague: Was it shaking just now?

Me: Yeah.

Colleague next to me: Really? I didn't feel anything.

Which is probably the answer most people in the office would have given. The shaking lasted very briefly, only about 3-4 seconds. But to those of us in my team who felt the shaking, it really felt like an earthquake. Thank God it was so brief. I'm actually surprised that we could feel the shaking though, considering the office building is only 7 stories high, located on a hill, and the ground seems pretty sturdy to me.

Still, I did some digging and here's what I found.

omg it really was an earthquake! O.O

The time matched perfectly with the time we felt the shaking. It was a magnitude 5.4 earthquake in Northern Sumatera, about 300 km from Kuala Lumpur. If we could feel a magnitude 5.4 earthquake from somewhere 300 km away from us (and we're separated by the ocean too!), then we'd probably be panicking if a bigger tremor were to come. Which I hope doesn't come anytime soon, God willing.

Scary thoughts...

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