Monday, September 19, 2011

My first quake experience

The late (yesterday) evening earthquake in northeast India, taken away few lives and putting properties at damage has trigger the first ever quake experience of mine in Chennai with less than a month to go a decade ago. While reading the newspaper I recollect the experience of earthquake which turned to be a funny and fearful incident which seriousness is unknown until experienced that day and followed by the grandest devastation of 2004 tsunami which turned hearts heavily.
The time quake struck, I was painting something sitting on the couch and others were watching a movie in the next room. Once I felt the tremor I scared and thrown away the pad I was keeping on me to paint and the colours where dropped to the floor and one of the wooden couch still holds the green colour which remind me the incident every time I look at it. It’s very funny and silly thinking at it today… but the real fun only followed then.

The parents who felt the movement rushed out of the room like to do what to do… then than decide to get down to street. The others from uncle’s family who stayed then in upstairs are all rushed to the street and calling us to come down soon... but since I wore to calliper shoes it wasn’t easy to get me out. The uncle who arrived at that moment and along with mom hurriedly unbuckled the shoes bore me to the street, where we joined with few other neighbours who had arrived early.

For some time we all hold to the street, standing opposite to our house and staring at it. It was an anxious moment for every one of us and what’s funny was those who are insensitive or brave enough to bear the tremor looked at us from there balcony was really indifferent and I couldn’t face those whose faces were like nothing happened. I was thinking now and then how a small tremor has brought us to street even we own a 3 story build! Nothing could save us in this inevitable world that anything could happen at any time and what we hoped as strong and inbuilt couldn’t help at time and we go in search of ground which is only certain.

After sometime and certain that quake won’t come again, we all moved to the home in unrest mind and later some of our neighbours come home and discussed about the quake experience while watched the news about its effect in other areas, and since it happened at early night by 8 we went to bed with a tremble.

Ok guys; share your experience of earthquake if u really has something to share about your first quake experience.

10 comments:

ashok said...

I had the experince in Kabul...still fresh in mind!

eden said...

Glad you are all OK. I just heard about it in the news.

Eden said...

Hi, Jeevan!

Just dropping by to thank you for the visit and nice comments. Take care always.

kalaiselvisblog said...

Jeevan,

During tsunami, i was doing my project work in Chennai. Thank God, dat day 1ly i returned to home. After sleeping, my mom rushed to me & told abot tsunami... i was stunned bcoz when talking 2 my roommates they told was a severe quake in our area....

My first experience is a funny one. Even now i will laugh thinking abot it. We were residing in 1st floor dat time. I was sitting in a chair having a pad to place my books. I was reading engineering drawing holding a pencil. When everyone shouted, i dont know what to do... i just ran down to d street holding my pad, book & pencil along with me... dat moment 2 everyone laughed at me & told "y r u still holding dis..." Dat time 1ly i realised of what i have done...

Thanks 4 letting me to share this friend....

venus66 said...

Hope things are fine now. Take care.

Aarti said...

On that fateful Tsunami day i was all set and ready to go to Bombay.. Mom dad and i were heading out to the station around 8am and noticed people all over and there were puddles of water too.. Had no clues till i was on the train and a friend called asking if i was ok!!

Well, my 1st earthquake was nearly 8-9yrs ago.. it was late in the evening, i was sitting in living room watching tv when i felt the sofa shake.. gramma sitting on nearby chair reprimanded me saying dont shake the chair... and then it struck us that it was a quake!!

Krishna said...

terrible experience...

IRFANUDDIN said...

i was at my work place and when felt the tremor i was out of building in almost one leap...it was with good intensity here and thank God we all are safe.....

Jeevan said...

All our experience aren't a kind of difference... but felt similar each other. Thanks for sharing your experience dear friend.

Rajesh said...

That was pretty scary then.