Lim Chee Aun

Earthquake in Penang?

Few minutes ago, I was sleeping comfortably on my bed in my room. Suddenly, I felt that my bed was trembling as I heard noises outside my room's window. Those noises sound like people running. A lot of people running. At that time, I thought that I was having a dream. In my subconscious state, I also heard people calling others to run away from something. I'm not sure what really happened but I woke up immediately as my mom called me up and told me to get out from our apartment because neighbours told her that an earthquake is happening. What? Earthquake? In Malaysia?

Anyway, my mom and I got out of our house, seeing neighbours rushing to the stairs. We just followed, walked down the stairs and saw even more people at the lobby and several meters away from the apartment. Whoa. Some of them are still in their pyjamas as others flee with their cars right away. I heard they say that their things start to shiver vigorously as if a real earthquake is happening. As I look around, I was rather curious what actually happened just now. An earthquake in Malaysia sounds impossible though, in my opinion.

After standing outside the apartment for a while, all went up again as there are no trembling anymore. We used the lift this time. Everything went back to normal. Maybe the newspapers tomorrow will feature this phenomena.