Wednesday, July 19, 2006
it was nearly 6PM and i was still in the office, facing my computer, trying to finish my work. suddenly, i felt my monitor started to shake. within split seconds, i knew that i was just experiencing an earthquake. just as everyone else in my floor, who suddenly stood up from their chairs and started running to the doors.
following the recent earthquake in the southern shore of western java, the earthquake has now travelled to the northern part, hitting jakarta and the surrounding areas. of course, it created a small chaos and i had to take the emergency stairs 15 floors down to get to the street level where people has started to form in groups with panic in their faces.
no damaged has reportedly happened on today's earthquake, but it sure created panic. it was reported that the earthquake was at 6.5 richter scale, though the origin was quite far so that it didn't create any serious damage, thanks God! the picture above was taken right after i got off to the street level of my office building, which located in downtown jakarta. people started to make some phone calls and security officers were clearing the area on the emergency exit and stopped the elevator.
let's all pray that no further earthquake or any tragedy will happen in indonesia, as we have shed enough tears.