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8.4

One more not so nice thing to strike off my to do list, experience an Earthquake.

Crazy. We felt the office sway, slowly from side to side....for a full minute. It was almost surreal. You sort of didn't know if it was your mind or if it would stop.

I hope there is no loss of life in Indonesia, considering this was a 8.2, I'm afraid I'll be wrong about that :(

More info over at USGS -

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hear.php

Update : They revised the magnitude to 8.2 from 7.9

Update 2 : They revised the magnitude to 8.4 from 8.2

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code_martial
Sep. 12th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
Having lived in Delhi, I've had multiple experiences of earthquakes -- after-shocks and all. The most recent experience was as late as last year (level 5 on the richter) and the worst was the one that, I think, damaged IIM Ahmedabad's building. That thing rocked my bed so hard, I could hear it banging into the wall.
malcolm_frink
Sep. 12th, 2007 04:25 pm (UTC)
Well yeah even i have witnessed some earthquakes and after shocks, but nothing as big as 8.2! And though the one at Bhuj was the biggest (Around 7 on the Richter scale), the most scary was the one of Chamoli which rocked at midnight while we were watching the movie Dil Se in our hometown!
applegoddess
Sep. 13th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC)
wowwww :(

I slept through the northridge earthquake...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northridge_earthquake

Sigh.
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