I was watching movie at my friend's place when it happened. There was a loud car alarm blaring and suddenly my friends just shouted at me, to run. We all ran out helter skelter, my friend was only in his shorts and singlet. It was such a panicky situation until most of us forgotten our shoes. We all ran down using the stairs and later joined by others from the way up.
After we got down, they said they felt the building shook. It was the 8.9 Richter scale earthquake that shook Acheh, Indonesia on 11th March 2012. And I did not feel it at all. There was no sign of things swaying or me feeling dizzy.
We stayed outside for half an hour and went back to the building. Yesterday earthquake was an enormous one and some of my friends felt it twice. Tsunami warning was given in Penang but was lifted up an hour later.
One of the safety measure is to run and stay in an open space to avoid of falling furniture or debris.
I asked my friends and colleagues that where were they and did they run? Of course, there are some who did ran down and there are some just stayed indoors.
There are some who really can't leave the building as they are bedridden. Or some old folks who are staying at the top floors with their slow and limited movements can be a hindrance to them.
In Penang, this is not the first earthquake we felt. It's oblivious that some of us do not run down as some of us are immune to the earth shaking beneath our feet.
I thanked God that there were no casualties or death reported over this massive earthquake. The Lord is surely shaking and warning it's inhabitants of His second coming.
Brave yourself, world. Many more earthquakes will we experience.
Matthew 24:7-8 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. These are beginning of birth pains.