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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The tremor

It was 1:30 AM tonight. As I was finishing up a few of the leftover office chores, I experienced a faint sway of my bed. Right then, I noticed the window of my 2nd floor apartment swaying to and fro, without as much as a wink of wind! I figured out, it has to be an earthquake! And it definitely was! I would keep a keen watch on the news tomorrow to see, what was the richter scale reading! Of course, it was very mild, but you know, I am keen to know the epicenter of it! I hope, not too many people live near that point!



13 comments:

Valerine said...

Freak thats scarrry...Witnessed the earthquake in 2001 in Gujarat....Terror is an understatement..It was massive and destructive!

Chiranjib said...

@Valerine

Yes, it scared the hell out of me! Felt helpless... hailed God as my only saviour!

Varun said...

I had witnessed one when I was in college. It is definitely very scary!

Fantasies of a Lifetime said...

There were supposedly tremors in chennai too, but I slept through it ! . . .

Indyeah said...

that must have been scary!

you felt it? most of my friends couldnt..

thank god it wasnt a big one.

may there never be.Amen.

Chiranjib said...

@Varun
Yeah man! It's not at all a friendly feeling.. :(

@Fantasies
Yeah, even many of my friends were too asleep to feel anything!

@Indyeah
You bet! I was chanting His name throughout the few seconds it lasted!

vimmuuu said...

We experienced a tremor here in Chennai!! You in chennai by any chance??

Chiranjib said...

@Vimmuuu
No man! I was in Kolkata...

pawan said...

I also slept through the earthquake and I should tell you something here. I first knew about the earthquake through your blog, and I was so busy spreading the word that I forgot to comment!

Thanks mate!

IndianPundit said...

Hi Chiranjib

Thats scary yaar.

Cheers

Chiranjib said...

@pawan
sleep is the only respite from the scary feeling that an earthquake evokes... about knowing it first through my blog, I can only 'say cheese'! And thanks for spreading the word.. we have a pathetic disaster mgmt sys in place in kolkata.. i was thinking abt writing a post on it, but am so busy these days, that it's tough!

@IndianPundit
You have a nice name!
Welcome to my blog! And yes, earthquakes do scare even the bravest of men!

preposterous girl said...

Hi Chiranjib..
I'm back after the exams.. ;-)
I hope u r fine and all ur near n dear ones...
And yet again u've been tagged by me.. heheh
I guess this is gng to be the last tag of this tag-season. hehe
will catch up soon on some previous posts of urs.. :)

Chiranjib said...

@preposterous girl
Yes, am f9.. thanks to my stars and God.. and also all my near and dear ones.. :)
regarding the tag, yes, I'll check it out and do it! :)
yes, go through my previous posts and let me know if you like... :D