Malaysians feel the tremors after Sumatera hit by 6.2 magnitude earthquake

By Aisyah Husna

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 February 2022: Malaysians were reported feeling the tremors after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck West Sumatera this morning at 9.43 a.m. local time.

The earthquakes were felt in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, and Klang, according to reports.

Witnesses saw shaking doors and chairs, as well as trembling objects fixed to the walls.

Several people said they had to leave their offices for safety reasons.

According to the Meteorological Department, the earthquake struck Indonesia around 9.39 a.m. with vibrations reported in Selangor, Perak, Negri Sembilan, Melaka, and Johor,

It was later reported that the tremors had been detected as far as Pahang.

Malaysia is likewise not at threat from a tsunami, according to the report.

In a statement, the Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department said it received 20 emergency calls about the earthquakes between 9.45 a.m. and 10.45 a.m.

It then ordered Kuala Lumpur fire stations to respond to the calls and protect the safety of the building’s residents.

“Yet, we have not received any calls indicating structural damage or occupants being injured,” the statement stated. ***

Source: Malay Mail

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