Monday at dawn. Several minutes after three o’clock in the morning. I was awakened by constant shake on my bed and make sure that it was an earthquake. I wondered whether I had to get ready to go outside or not. Searched for my headscarf, I was thinking of other things that I might have to take outside. I was questioning myself whether it was quite ok to wear my pyjamas outside? Or should I changed?
Half sleepy, I was quite alert and thinking of finding information about the earthquake (I believe MetroTV or TVOne can provide reliable info about it), updating my status on facebook (coz it’s also important to keep exist and being narcissist :p), or get back to sleep. And I choose the third option 😉
In the morning, I finally found out about the earthquake. It was 7.1 magnitude, occurred at 293 km southwest of Cilacap, 10 km depth. Quite surprising, knowing that it was quite ‘close’ to my place (hundreds kilometers away, though) especially considering the epicenter was located at the Eurasian plate, where the Sunda plate, which rows of Java (the island I am living in) and Sumatera are located. Again, it made me wondering whether similar quakes would ‘spread’ to other places? Earth is being shaken, stretched out.
Well… it is obvious that we really have to do serious preparation about this. I have to prepare an emergency bag, filled with emergency supplies such as important papers, snacks and mineral water, medicine, clothes, hm … what else? Thinking of being like Doraemon with it’s magical pocket or Hermione Granger who had magical small purse filled with every thing she need to travel around. How convenient. It was also important to keep reminding my students to always be alert, increased vigilance and preparedness in dealing with various situations. Perhaps we should held another earthquake simulation at school. Noted to be scheduled. Soon.