Here are the things that shouldn't be flashing across your mind when the ground is shaking. These were the three thoughts that were on my mind when the vibrations were felt.
"What the hell is the neighbour downstairs doing?"
"Oh great. This is me spending too much time in front of the computer."
"Ok, maybe it's not me that's wobbly. It could be the ground. Let me place my handphone in a vertical stance and see if it shakes."
Apparently, there was a Richter scale 6.6 earthquake in Padang, Indonesia. That's 430km away southwest of Singapore as I have just found out from Channelnewsasia.
This reminded me of documentary on earthquakes in Japan that I have watched before. Even in the event of a Richter scale 1 earthquake, the buildings were shaking like jelly. That's just frightening. I wonder if there are any documented videos shot in areas where Richter scale exceeds 6.