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Earthquake Sabah : First experience...

I have to write about this. It was my first time experiencing earthquake. Was not expecting one, I would never wish to had one. Sometime, **** happen.

I was on my way to work, as usual with my wife. Stop by a breakfast stall near my apartment area, bought breakfast, nothing unusual. So day look like just a normal day. Until at that moment when I almost arrived at my workplace. In front of traffic light. I stopped. And I had to press the break hard because I sensed my car was still moving. Press the break again hard and I still feel like my car is shaking ( maybe due to the unequal road surface I thought). But the car was not moving. I had to peek to the rear mirror to because I afraid someone might knock my car from behind. No car behind me.

Then in a few second I sense the shaking began to intensify. Now I heard all car alarm around me start to make noise. I turn right and left looking and all the car parking near the roadside alarm all went on. Then I said to my wife " Do you feel that tremor. The earth is moving". I did not mention earthquake because we have this mentality that we are free from one since it was taught in school. Many thing taught in school proven wrong nowadays.

I keep driving to the car park, and there were a lot of people out there looking at the roof. I went out, and someone said to me, the roof of our building is shaking.

After a while, it stopped. Then everyone start talking about it. It could be another mild tremor that sometime happen. I was wrong. It was an earthquake. Just after sitting and having my breakfast that day I started to realise on the internet, thing were getting viral. It was an earthquake with  the magnitude of 5.9 in ritcher scale.

A few hours after that, then I realise this is no funny tremor. People died because of it somewhere in Ranau less than 100 km from our city.

It was scary but it also serve a good experience to me and my family. On how to feel the earthquake. I believe that most of people that day just stood still because earthquake seems 'impossible' to happen in our region. We were wrong. And luckily it does not caused major damage. Because if it does, most people would only stood still instead of finding safety.

Someone poses a question to our group while having breakfast.. What are the drill for earthquake? Is it same with fire drill?

It mean, we are really not prepare for this kind of this disaster. Education should start from this moment. Everyone should always be ready to face such disaster.

Hopefully it will never happen again.


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