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Malaysian students are safe and not effected in Medan earthquake

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

JAKARTA: All Malaysian students in Medan are reportedly safe after an earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit northern Sumatra at 7.20pm local time (8.20pm Malaysian time) Monday.

The Malaysian Consul-General in Medan Amizal Fadzli Rajali when contacted said strong tremors, which lasted only for a few seconds, were felt by many in the province.

There are 1,100 Malaysian students at several universities in North Sumatra.

Members of the public who were at shopping malls and high-rise hotels in Medan panicked when tremors were felt and ran helter-skelter leaving buildings.

According to a report from the Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (BKMG), the quake struck twice at a depth of 10km under the sea near Deliserdang in North Sumatra.

The first quake struck at 7.13pm at 3.9 on the Richter scale and the second occurred with a strength of 5.6 of the Richter scale.   

The quake was felt in several areas including Medan, Deliserdang, Binjai and Karo as well as several areas in Peninsular Malaysia, including Penang and Perak.

Source by: Internet

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