Today came a surprise while I was working on my daily routine as usual around late noon. My monitor screen was kinda shaky, then my chair...I put some force on the table with both hands, still feeling it, whole body. I looked around, the stand fan seems to move a bit but it should be normal cause it's a running fan(I supposed?). Then, hey.. the jeans on the door is kinda waving gently and say hi to me. Tried to stand, a little dizzy, sitting down, feeling the shake too. So I shouted over my Twitter & Facebook to see if I'm the only one feeling it.
Well, it's all over Facebook already people are shouting "Earthquake!". The shake I felt holds for about 1-2 minutes even though I'm on ground floor. Imagine those in high rise building must have felt an even stronger impact. What's a big fuss about it you wonder? I personally had only felt being shaken once, which is the Christmas night on year 2004 at my house - body moving up and down a little bit and the next day Tsunami hitting many places including Penang in a surprise the next day morning. This round, I was feeling being moved up and down, back and forth, left and right. Although it's a subtle one(but stronger and longer duration compared to year 2004), suddenly fear came in as I really don't know what is happening and what to expect, mind turned blanked.
Another strike of shake follows about an hour later. Google brought me to the info above from this website. Guess what, there are 22 earthquakes occured at the time I'm writing this around the orange ball area for today alone! Picture above only showing 18 when I did the print screen. The two red balls are the high magnitude ones that I felt this noon if not mistaken, all orange balls are the earthquake occurring today alone. Only one word to describe how I felt, "EERIE". In a single day, over roughly the same area, there could be 20 earthquakes occurring. This is something very new to me and suddenly felt that how helpless we are if mother nature decided to go against us.
Just wanted to jot down this incident like a diary and hopefully everything and everyone will be alright. The 'shake' might have awaken some of us. What you wanna do when still alive that added meaning to your life? How you wanna be remembered as a human being when you are dead? I wanna hold one principle till the day I die, I don't wanna live with regrets. How about you?
&.b.t.w. - I am having goosebumps revisiting the earthquake map. 58 of them happening within 36 hours, can't imagine what will happen if most of them are of high magnitudes... I pray for mother earth to recover.