Tremors felt in peninsular Malaysia

Tremors were reported in several areas on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia following two earthquakes in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, today.

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake occurred in northern Sumatera at 8.08am and another, of 5.7-magnitude, happened at 11.01 am, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department, which said the quakes did not trigger any tsunami.

Tremors from both the earthquakes were felt here and in Putrajaya, Selangor, Perak, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan.

Members of the public kept ringing Bernama to learn the reason for the tremors.

Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department assistant director of the fire division Azizan Ismail said people in several high-rise buildings in the city called in to report the tremors.