It's five o'clock and getting home was hell. 'Normally', I'd be putting that down to the rush home to buka puasa, the breaking of the fast at around six.
But today we felt the earthquale, only the second time that I recall here in Jakarta. I was on the second floor, 'Er Indoors was outside fiddling with her flora and Our Kid was on the fourth floor in his school. We all have our little tales to tell ~ mine is about a lass on the bus.
I haven't had time to do anything other than grab a shower, but there was already the following 'travel advice' from Her Majesty's Foreign Office sitting in my inbox.
The Indonesian Meteorological and Geophysics Office reported an earthquake measuring approximately 7.4 on the Richter scale at 14.55 (0855 BST) on 2 September 2009. The epicentre was in the Indonesian Sea, south of the island of Java, and 140 kilometres south-west of Tasikmalaya. There were no initial reports of casualties but there has been damage to infrastructure, including buildings. A tsunami warning issued immediately after the earthquake has been lifted. However you are advised to be aware of the possibility of aftershocks and to monitor local media.