Quake in Sumatra, tremors in Malaysia (Update 2)Sumber: TheStar Online
PETALING JAYA: A powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit southern Sumatra at about 6.17pm, causing tremors all the way in peninsula Malaysia.
The epicentre of the quake was about 481km southwest from Kuala Lumpur.
People have evacuated some high-rise buildings in the Klang Valley, including the KL City Centre.
In the JayaOne complex here, reports came in of shaking furniture and swaying fixtures.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a tsunami alert for Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Thailand, The Associated Press said.
However, the Malaysian Meteorological Department said it has not issued a warning for Malaysia because it believes the waves will not reach Malaysian shores.
However, the Department told The Star that it will continue to monitor the situation.
The shaking could be felt in high buildings in the capital, Jakarta, several hundred miles, kilometers away and in neighboring Singapore and Malaysia.
There were no immediate reports of a high waves or injuries.