I thought I was sick. I was sitting in front of my HP Dragon and all of the sudden I felt a little giddy. I decided to sit still and I could actually feel my head sway. Then I looked at my door and saw it moving too. I stood up in front of the door to check if there's any wind blowing but I did not feel anything.
I suspected an earthquake. I quickly checked the news online but there was nothing. Then my friend, Isabell MSN'ed me to ask if I felt the earthquake. We are both living in the east. She thought she was imagining things.
The USGS website was first to report this as an earthquake. It says a 7.9 magnitude earthquake (now upgraded to 8.4 magnitude) struck Southern Sumatra at 7.10pm (6.10pm Sumatra local time). Both Isabell and me felt the tremor at 7.15pm. I felt the tremor for a good one minute.
On TV, Channel NewsAsia is finally reporting it now. The earthquake is reported on its website too.
"Singapore buildings sway after earthquake measuring 7.9 hits Indonesia; Indonesian authorities have issued a tsunami warning"
This is the second tremor I felt in Singapore. The first was in March this year.
Malaysia and India has joined Indonesia to issue tsunami warnings.
Several buildings in Padang, Indonesia collapsed.
An Indian-Ocean-wide tsunami watch is in in effect.
A destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.
Sri Lanka is now on tsunami alert.
Tremors felt in Malaysia and Thailand too.
9.05pm - Tsunami alert for Indonesia might be lifted in a few minutes time.
New 5.2 mag earthquake hits South Sumatra at 8.21pm Singapore time. Reuters reports it as 6.1 mag.
9.26pm - Indonesia lifts tsunami warning.