Sumatra quake tremors: 34 building emergency calls made to Fire and Rescue Dept in Klang Valley
Friday, 25 Feb 2022
1:04 PM MYT
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 34 building emergency calls were received by the Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) in the Klang Valley after tremors were felt following the strong earthquake in Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Friday (Feb 25) morning.
Among the buildings involved were Menara Glomac, Wisma BSN, Menara AmBank and Pantai Indah Apartment and others in Taman Miharja and Jalan Pantai Dalam here, as well as those in Shah Alam, Cyberjaya, Sepang, Kapar, Banting, Puchong, Kajang, Subang Jaya, and Petaling Jaya in Selangor.
The Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) tweeted that a 6.1 magnitude earthquake had occurred in northern Sumatra at 9.39am Malaysian time and that tremors were felt in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, especially in Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor.
A Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue spokesman said fire stations around the city had been asked to run inspections at the call locations to monitor and ensure that the buildings were safe and not affected by the tremors.
So far, no damage or casualties were reported, he said.