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Old 11th August 2009, 01:35   #1
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Default Mild tremor felt in Chennai- 11th Aug 2009, 1:30 AM!!

So I come back home from work and browse Team BHP, while the computer table started shaking left and right (It is not a sturdy one, and kinda shakes if even a kid leans on it). I take off my hands from the keyboard, make sure I am not touching it at all- and i feel my chair shake under me quite obviously!!!

Anyone else experienced this?

EDIT: It had just about started raining (Besant Nagar) when I felt the tremor, and in 10 minutes it has become a heavy rain...

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Old 11th August 2009, 01:49   #2
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So I come back home from work and browse Team BHP, while the computer table started shaking left and right (It is not a sturdy one, and kinda shakes if even a kid leans on it). I take off my hands from the keyboard, make sure I am not touching it at all- and i feel my chair shake under me quite obviously!!!

Anyone else experienced this?

EDIT: It had just about started raining (Besant Nagar) when I felt the tremor, and in 10 minutes it has become a heavy rain...
I just did the same thing! Came back from work, Logged on to T-Bhp., but No tremors on my table! And its raining heavily out too (KK Nagar)!!
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Old 11th August 2009, 01:52   #3
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I felt it too. It was a city wide earthquake. It started raining super heavily after the tremors. A mere coincidence??
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Whoa! I didn't imagine it!

Yep. Me too.

I'm sitting in a rotating office chair, one leg up on the corner of the table, and really wondered if it was some muscle/nerve thing. It was like somebody standing behind me and just slightly moving the chair too and fro.

One small ornament on a spring was moving, but nothing else.

Thanks for the confirmation!
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Couldnt have had better timing. I was testing my new external HDD and backing up data.. and then a tremor. Looks like we had this for about 10 secs ?

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Maybe tad more- 15 i would say.. but the mid 10 seconds were the most felt...
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Me too ! I was sitting in my office cabin at Ambattur on a call with an onshore counterpart when the whole place started shaking. This is the first time I am experiencing this. I initially thought it was giddiness but then found my entire team rush out of the module. Back to work now !
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News from Google news search- Magnitude 7.6 quake hits off India's Andaman Islands | U.S. | Reuters

Tsunami Watch Issued For India, Indonesia, Burma, Thailand And Bangladesh After 7.6 Earthquake | World News | Sky News

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Well thank God all of you guys are well. Lets hope this is not going to be bad news. God bless us all lets hope for the best.
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Was it restricted to the east coast? Felt it in Bombay as well, and even woke the wife to tell her. The tremors were very mild, but it was kinda freaky. Closer to 1:35 am than 1:30 am though.
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Any Idea What scale was it in Chennai... Glad to know that everything is well with you Chennai Fokes.
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More detail of the scientific kind -->here
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Nothing on the reading at Chennai yet. India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand and Bangladesh have been issued the Tsunami warning.

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Well its up on the news already, A excerpt from Bloomberg -

Magnitude-7.7 Quake Hits Andaman Islands, India Area, U.S. Says - Bloomberg.com
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Nothing on the reading at Chennai yet. India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand and Bangladesh have been issued the Tsunami warning.
More details regarding the Tsunami warning here.

NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
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