Magnitude of 7.3 Quake hits Northern Sumatra

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck off Northern Sumatra’s West Coast Wednesday, triggering a tsunami advisory that was lifted later.

However, the tremors of the quake, which occurred at 2.36am, were felt in Perlis, Penang and Kedah, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department.

The department lifted the advisory two hours later.

The epicenter of the quake was located at 314km South West of Simeulue, Indonesia and 856km South West of Pulau Pangkor, Perak.