Magnitude 7.9 earthquake strikes Indonesia...

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  1. BLANk

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    JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 struck Indonesia on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

    The quake was recorded about 33 miles from Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra, which is home to more than 800,000 people.

    Several buildings were damaged, Metro TV reported. People were seen running out of their homes and toward the hills.

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a tsunami watch for Indonesia, India, Thailand and Malaysia.

    NOAA could not immediately say whether the quake generated a tsunami, but such advisories are issued when a quake has the potential to cause one.

    On Tuesday, a magnitude 8.0 quake -triggered tsunami killed at least 84 in the Samoan islands and Tonga.

    source:CNN.com
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    i did feel it...around 5pm to 6pm...im surfing zth that time...suddenly feel dizzy and a little shaky...

    and the whole peninsular m'sia can feel it...

    more info here
    M7.6 – Southern Sumatra, Indonesia
     
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    Tsunami happened again.....damn....:banghead::banghead:
     
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    it just 475 km away from KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia...:vroam:
     
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    7.45pm awani & 8pm AEC got cover this news
     
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    even live in a double story house can feel it(upstairs)...those who live in condo and etc sure feel it more obviously just now...*scary*
     
  6. mizunori77

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    some of my friends who were working had to run down many floors from their offices... :listen:
     
  7. Harv

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    I slept through the quake.. just great! Only found out when 9/10 news feeds on my facebook was all about the earthquake..hehe
     
  8. passo123

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    my head feel dizzy during the quake....haha..i live 7th floor putrajaya apartment...my fren from that work in japan told me people should stay under a table with cellphone and a bottle of water if any shake happen there...is that true?:stupid:
     
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    my head feel dizzy too but not the quake is the beer.:rofl:
     
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    passo123,
    yes, that's the regular practise for quakes. I didn't search up why we should do that but I supposed the table will be somewhat a 'shelter' from your collapsing home/building. Cell phone is for contact purpose when you're trapped under the table under the rubble. Water is for survival. This is what I'm guessing based on general logic.

    I was on 8th floor of my building and even the plants on the table were swaying. I guess all this natural disasters is probably caused by human's ignorance to nature? Or is it global warming? or whatever?
     
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    hait....agree wit u dude..lucky that we in malaysia....:smokin:
     
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    it's funny...i am always never able to feel the quakes.... yesterday i was in bangsar.... no feeling also!
     
  13. TitanRev

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    My office light just flickers for a while and yesterday night till this morning. internet connection was sloppy...due to the quake?
     
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    bro, connection in malaysia is forever sloppy .. :rofl::rofl: One earthquake can totally cut off our speed hell like crazy..
    seriously Najib if ur on ZTH :biggrin:, we need our connection to boost up its capability .. U.K and Korea are planning for a 100MBps next year .. currently running at 24mbps and korea is running at 43Mbps.

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    Japan should practice using concrete or carbon fibre work desk already if its their ultimate dependence during a quake.. kekeke. summore carbon fibre light weight ...carry the table while you evacuate ..if to late just camp at a position and hide underneath. hehe
     
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    i read in STar papers today one of the apartments for hospital staff in KL got cracks... scary man... :banghead::banghead::banghead:
     
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    i was playing basketball during quake, suddenly saw many people ran down and gathered outside basketball court, din feel anything at all... : )

    Anyway, jb kastam was closed for 1~2hrs due to the quake, all vehicle cannot go in and cause massive jam, make me turn here turn there only manage to go back home...
     
  17. TitanRev

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    harv, started from yesterday the connection is more worst than usual. I keep getting connection error at different place. House and office also same. FB can't load, Wiki can't load, flickR also can't load, MSN also impossible to sign in from yesterday midnight....

    Usually at my office, my connection very fast and uploading big files only takes about few mins. Even sending mails out using MS Outlook...but today keep waiting and waiting only...then error message...:banghead:
     
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    i got earthquake in my house
     
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    fstrader:lol...aftershock izit?
     
  20. TitanRev

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    fred, your 'earth quake' is limited to you bedroom only....:rofl::rofl: not cause by nature but cause by nafsu...
     

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