Moderate earthquake hits Indonesia


KUALA LUMPUR: A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 on Richter Scale struck in the Sunda Strait, Indonesia at 7.26pm today.


Malaysian Meteorological Department said the epicentre was 149km southwest of Bandar Lampung, Indonesia and 906km southwest of Johor Baharu, Johor.
Its statement said the quake together with the strong earthquake in Iran at 6.44pm local time, have no tsunami threat to Malaysia.
The department will also continue to monitor the situation closely. -- BERNAMA

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