Waves Moving Towards Mauritius

I got Wuan to call Ros in Mauritius at 0330 just now. They have been alerted and advised to evacuate by the authorities. It is a relief to know that they are aware and are ready for any eventualities. If it comes, the tsunami is expected to hit the shores of this island within the next few hours. Mauritius is four hours behind Malaysia.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

17 thoughts on “Waves Moving Towards Mauritius”

  1. Wow Peter…thanks for the update…not sleeping huh ? Me no choice, aunt sleeping over on my bed (she came from her apartment…takut ma)…so what is better than reading others’ blog 😉

  2. Joez,
    Monitoring the situation. I have relatives and friends living along the coast and on the path of the tsunami.

  3. you ought to have some rest Peter. You’ve been staying up all night now! Take care.

  4. I’m glad you’re OK, Peter. I got to know about the quake right after I posted my last comment. Please take care, and move out of the apartment if necessary. Send me an email from time to time so I know you’re alright. The NY office is buzzing with news of the quake. I just met an Indonesian colleague whose family is in Medan. Thank God, they are safe.

  5. I too slept through it (the earthquake) though I had a rough night last night because my baby kept waking up (Don’t know if she felt it?!). I wonder if the tremor is only felt by those living in high rise, cos’ my colleague who lives in an apartment (11th floor) just came in to work and told me she felt her room ‘swinging’ for a whole 2 mins. Did those living on landed houses felt it too?

  6. Good to know that you are okay, Peter. It was a scary night. We gotta stop this – in my age, I cant afford such things too often 🙂 (sorry for the dark humour)

  7. Gosh… I only knew when I read the papers this morning. I slept through this one like a baby as I did the recent one last Boxing Day. I might add: despite living in a high rise on a hill, albiet in the Klang Valley

    Comforting thought: this must mean I’m definitely dwelling on firm ground. Now perhaps I should ask my agent to tout this as a USP (unique selling point) ;P

    On a more serious note, I pray, I pray, lessons of last Dec26 have been seared in our collective memories, and warnings have gone out early enough, efficiently and effectively enough to prevent/minimise loss of lives and property.

  8. I was having a drink in Damansara Utama Uptown. Felt the table shake at 1st, then felt as though the whole earth was moving. It was a pretty dizzy experience.

    My 1st thought was, I am not getting enough sleep … and my 2nd was, it must be my friend shaking his leg under the table… which HE WAS! and btw, he did not felt the tremor.

    Goes to show, don’t shake your leg.

  9. Joez,

    I went to bed at 4am. I am so groggy now.

    The dust have settled. I am all right. Thank you.

    Thanks. I am.

    Wuan slept through it. She stays in a single-storey house.

    I can see that you are all right too. Take care. And lets celebrate your birthday in big way next year?


    We are more prepared this time. Thank God there are no devastating tsunamis this time around.

    I thought sleep deprivation was the cause of my dizziness too initially.


  10. Lainie,
    I think the critical period has passed. No tsunami. I hope your family and friends there are safe. Take care.

  11. Thanks Pete for thinking of us here. We finally decided to wake the kids up and get into our car at 1.30am It was tough to decide – go or not to go. Mainly because the kids were sleeping and on top of that we had a good few hours to think about it! (Or should I say I decided, as hubby was all the time busy at hotel evacuating guests!)

    Drove southwards towards the centre of the island and then only came back home at 0600 next morning – even my previous overnight shift experiences did not help a bit to keep my eyes open for another 5 minutes more.!

    It WAS an experience!

  12. Ros,
    We are relieved to hear that the family and you are all right. You can sleep all you want now.

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