An earthquake damage
September 3, 2009 12:48am CST
Yesterday on 2 september at 14:52 an earthquake happened in java land. Some day i through an earthquake in padang and now in bandung. Before the earthquake happening, i still have a rest caused by help my mom to bid a house. After an hour i feel something wrong in this bedroom. I think it just my feet but my mom scream extremely to me. Earthquake !!! After that i get up from my bed and run to out of my house. The people have been chaos on the street area. My neighbour's son has cried. He looks so afraid and so panic. So does my mom she looks like bloodless after the earthquake has attacking my family and our neighbours. After 15 minutes done, the earthquake has gone. One of my neigbour house has broken. It consists like the roof was drop down and the house buffer almost crashed. When i looking into their house, there are too much sand which drop from attic but the other house will be fine. Only the tile of my house scrape down. Woah, that the gold experience about earthquake. I hope this is the last big earthquake and Things make me wondered is the earthquake happened on all of java land. Jakarta the capital city of Indonesia also expected.
12 Oct 09
Yes, i also feel this earth quake when i am in my office. Actually i dont feel anything until my friend tell me that an earthquake is happening. After hearing that i just ran off to the outside. Thanks God im on the 2nd floor, so i dont take to many stair. But we still lucky, at least the earthquake is not something like an earthquake in padang, west sumatera.
12 Sep 09
What kills many people in such situation is panic and fear. When such events happen it's better to keep your cool. Find a better and sturdy place where you can stay until it's over. Rushing out of the house only heightens panic and people get killed in the process from falling debris. The other thing that contributes to great property loss is lack of Geo-technical expertise in the construction of many buildings. Many houses or buildings without Geo-technical expertise fail to withstand ground shaking when earthquakes occur. Local Authority give advice on such issues. Indonesia is one of the countries in the world where earthquakes are not strange at all. We monitor such events even on USGS web. Get resources from your local authority.