Today at approximately 6.25pm I felt some strange vibrations in my office – my chair was shaking and my table was vibrating.
I checked with Suanie, at first she didn’t feel it but after a while she did – confirmed tremors.
It lasted quite a long time and felt like it came in 2 stages with a small break between, I’d estimate the tremors lasted around 45 seconds.
Nothing was showing on any of the monitoring services, but after a while it did show up. There was a powerful earthquake in Southern Sumatra at 6:17pm as confirmed by the USGS:
Shortly after Twitter was flooded with earthquake talk.
A short while later a Tsunami warning was issued for Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and India.
No Tsunami is confirmed yet, but the latest is:
“JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY: THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF A DESTRUCTIVE REGIONAL TSUNAMI IN THE INDIAN OCEAN.”
I hope it doesn’t happen, but let’s hope people are prepared this time if it does. The estimated times for contact are:
These are in local Malaysia time.
I will update here as I get more news.