I was heading for the BlackBerry Curve 8520 Media Launch earlier today, decided to use MRR2 and reach Mandarin Oriental via Jalan Ampang.
While I was at the traffic light to make a turn into Jalan Ampang from MRR2, I felt a tremor and heard some rumble. Since I was waiting for the light to turn green, I thought it was really odd – was it one of the flyovers crumbling? I didn’t know.
After the event (it was after 5pm) I did log into my Yahoo! Mail account and saw some news of the earthquake that hit the Java islands in Indonesia and I thought it could possibly be it. Nevertheless, being a little worn by then and braving the jam to PJ, I couldn’t be bothered to check further.
So now here am I, around 5.30AM after the sudden urge of doing work, I thought of the tremor + the earthquake again. Ok, so I checked the news – lo and behold…………
The quake struck around 1500 (0800 GMT). Its epicentre was offshore, 115km (70 miles) south-west of Tasikmalaya.
Whadayaknow!?!?! I felt the quake! Ok well it’s not like I struck a lottery or anything but yeah it’s my first time. So happen the car was at a halt or else I wouldn’t have heard it. I remember distinctly that the rumble was felt quite a few times. I felt a slight movement from the ground and certainly heard it.