Earthquake in Penang

At about 9:00am, when I was about to leave my apartment to attend Mass, I felt an apparent tremor which lasted more than 30 seconds. As I am staying on the 20th floor, the quake was more evident. I thought that if it lasted any longer, the block would collapse. The floor moved, my wheelchair swayed, the water in my drinking bottle was unsettled and the door rattled. Fortunately, no untoward incident happened around my Taman except for some residents who were shaken by the ordeal. According to a report from The Star, the earthquake measured 8.1 on the Richter Scale with its epicentre off the coast of western Sumatra.