Echo

I swear my chair moved  

Posted by Rezwan in ,

Earthquake in Indonesia have been so frequent these days that people don't bother. I was sitting in chair and I felt it was moving for a bit. I was deeply concentrated in work and I thought probably my head was spinning. Then the shaking was no more. I asked my family members who did not feel anything probably it was for a brief period - 5 seconds or so. No apparent damages in Jakarta.

And a while after a twitter message came up:

W7VOA: Another quake has just rattled Indonesia -- M6.4 prelim -- probably not big enough to trigger tsunami.
I searched the internet and saw in Detik news that the earthquake happened. USGS Earthquake Hazards Program confirms:

Magnitude
6.5
Date-Time
  • Friday, October 16, 2009 at 09:52:52 UTC
  • Friday, October 16, 2009 at 04:52:52 PM at epicenter
Location
6.692°S, 105.153°E
Depth
55.6 km (34.5 miles)
Region
SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA
Distances
135 km (85 miles) S of T.-Telukbetung, Sumatra, Indonesia
185 km (115 miles) WSW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
185 km (115 miles) W of Sukabumi, Java, Indonesia
270 km (165 miles) W of Bandung, Java, Indonesia
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 12.3 km (7.6 miles); depth +/- 17.5 km (10.9 miles)
Parameters
NST= 33, Nph= 33, Dmin=350.5 km, Rmss=1.41 sec, Gp= 76°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID
us2009mva4


More Twitter messages:

RT @BrettMcGuire: 5 seconds in Pondok Indah. Hanging plants are still swinging #Jakarta #earthquake
I am amazed that because of Twitter I could confirm the news within 10 minutes.

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