Kuala Lumpur – Peninsular Malaysia was shaken by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck 18 kilometers northeast of West Pasaman, West Sumatra, at 8:35 a.m. Western Indonesian Standard Time (WIB) on Friday.
According to the Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the earthquake that impacted West Pasaman District, West Sumatra Province, at a depth of 10 km underground, was caused by Sumatran Fault activity.
Several Malaysians claimed to have felt the earthquake.
“We have evacuated the buildings in the Putrajaya area due to the earthquake,” a person working in the Federal Territory of Putrajaya office area said.
Hiro Hizam, a resident of Gombak District in the Malaysian state of Selangor, also claimed to have felt the earthquake shocks.
“In Gombak, I felt the earthquake two or three times,” Hizam said.
Danial Abu Bakar, a Malaysian citizen, confirmed that the earthquake was felt near Klang and Sungai Buloh in Selangor.
A video also indicated that the tremor caused office workers to congregate outside the Afin Bank building on Raja Chulan Road.
“The Afin Bank structure rocked. The entire crew fled (the building) “The creator of the video made a note of it.
An Indonesian citizen living on Putra Road in Kuala Lumpur admitted to feeling the lamp in his condominium shake.
The tremor was also felt at the Kuala Lumpur Indonesian School (SIKL), according to SIKL teacher Maftuhin Wahib.
People working at the Petronas Twin Towers and the Malaysian government’s Institute of Language and Literature (DBP) escaped the building as well.
A significant earthquake struck northern Sumatra, Indonesia, according to the Meteorological Department of Malaysia’s Ministry of Environment and Water.
“Malaysia is not under threat from a tsunami. The quake was felt in Selangor, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, and Johor, particularly in Selangor, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, and Johor, ” The Meteorological Department made the announcement.