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Barely less than 5 minutes ago, I experienced the first tremor in my life! It occurred right after I’ve swallowed my medication and the shaking confused me for a moment as I thought how could the medication effect kicked in almost instantly.

I stood by the table and held onto a chair with both hands as I was feeling very giddy and it seems that the surrounding was revolving around me. I wasn’t too sure if it was indeed the effects from the medication or a tremor. I stood by the window and looked out to the streets but everything seems normal — people were alighting from the buses and walking on the streets. However, I did hear a few screams from the neighbourhood and I hesitated if I should get out of the house.

Then, I saw the standing fan in my living room shaking badly. This confirmed my fear that it was a tremor and probably an earthquake had just occurred in our neighbouring country. Luckily, it didn’t last long and things are back to normal for now.

Meanwhile, I’ll try to poke around and see if there are any news reports on what I’ve just experienced. Stay tuned for more updates.

Update: After repeated tries to load the Channelnewsasia website, I managed to pull out the breaking news confirming that an earthquake measuring 7.9 in magnitude had struck in the sea some 100 kilometres (60 miles) southwest of the city of Bengkulu, Indonesia.

Update 2: Many fellow bloggers seems to have experienced the after effects of the earthquake. Entries are being pinged at a very fast rate