On the night of the 25th i went to bed the only person in the house. So when around 6 am i heard voices from the other room, i thot i had forgotten to lock the entrance to the house and people have snuck in! But it was only my other flatmates who had arrived sometime in the middle of the night. They told me that an earthquake had just passed. They took to the varenda to show me its effect. The water of the lake behind our apartment was in turmoil. It was like someone was stirring it with a spoon. That was the only experience I had with the quake that killed 12000+ people in the Maldives, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and India. It is so strange to know that we had just escaped such a fate.