tremors from sumatra’s quake

thank god that i am attending a short course at ilsas bangi today. nothing happen at bangi. business as usual. no shake nor vibrations here or there.

March 06, 2007 15:00 PM E-mail this news to a friend Printable version of this news

KL, JB Experience Tremor From Sumatra’s Quake

KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 (Bernama) — Several areas in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Baharu experienced a tremor said to be caused by an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter which jolted Indonesia’s south-west Sumatra this morning.

The tremor was felt at high rise buildings in the two areas following the quake at 11.49 am Tuesday, said the Meteorological Department in a statement today.

It said the moderate quake which happened 65km south-west of Padang, Sumatra, 372km south west of Melaka did not pose any tsunami threat.

Meanwhile, the tremor was also felt at the fifth, 14th and 15th floors of Bernama building and the staff came down to assemble at the lobby of the building.

Bernama Corporate Communication Manager Hasnita Tamin said she and other staff were shaken when the office vibrated for a short while.

“The computers in the office were shaking and we all rushed down to the lobby,” she said.

In JOHOR BAHARU, a tremor was felt at high rise buildings in the heart of the city at noon today.

Scores of people rushed down from the Tun Abdul Razak Complex (Komtar), the tallest building here as well as from the federal government complex and the Larkin flats.

A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said it had yet to receive any report on the tremor but had mobilised firemen to be on the lookout.

Singapore was also reported to have experience a tremor at a magnitude of 6.6 on the Richter scale while Johor Baharu 5.0.



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