Sumatra Earthquake

January 11, 2012 by staff 

Sumatra EarthquakeSumatra Earthquake, Northern Sumatra’s West Coast was shaken by a powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude on the Richter scale, which resulted in the issue of a tsunami advisory that was removed two hours later.

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department, the tremors transpired around 2. 36 a.m, and were felt in Perlis, Penang and Kedah. The department has vowed to continue observing the situation, The Star reports.

The epicenter of the earthquake was positioned at 314 kilometers south west of Simeulue, Indonesia, and 856 kilometers south west of Pulau Pangkor, Perak.

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