It is now 11:40 PM on 10 September 2010 in Dhaka
. In the last one hour, two earthquakes hit the city and most probably most parts of the country. The first one was mild and it on around 10:30-40 PM Dhaka Time. I did not touch it but Mehdi (another blogger of this blog) touched it and called me. The second one was massive and it was perhaps the strongest earthquake that I felt in my life. The second quake was felt on 11:25 PM. Bangladesh
I was sitting in a chair. The chair was shaking, the table and the computer monitor were shaking. It was really a scary feeling and I cannot think of any other time in my life similar to it. I remembered God and I think that many people here did the same.
Tomorrow is Eid-ul-Fitar and it is the largest celebration in the country. So,
Dhaka is much quiet and empty tonight. All the newspaper offices are closed. People got scared and many of them called newspaper offices and wanted to know about the condition.
After both the earthquakes happened, I took a look at the Bangladeshi community blogs and found in Somewherein Blog at least 20 posts about the earthquake. I am now watching the Bangladeshi TV channels and they are also giving the news as news flash.
What I can find is the earthquakes hit not only
but a wide area of the world. Bangladesh
For some more information, visit this link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/us/2010baa1/us/index.html
So, pray for us and hopefully, we remain safe from any earthquake in
. The worst part is that Bangladesh Dhaka is perhaps the most crowded city in the world and any strong earthquake can claim thousands of lives.