Tremors of Indon quake felt in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Bernama) -- Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Perak felt the tremors of an earthquake which hit Indonesia today, the Malaysian Meteorological Department reported.

The moderate earthquake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, rocked northern Sumatra at 7.41 am, it said in a statement.

The department said the epicentre of the quake was 100km north of Langsa, Indonesia, and 233km southwest of Langkawi, Kedah.