KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meteorological Department has issued a tsunami warning to coastal areas of Perlis, Penang and Kedah following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit North Sumatra, 448km southwest of Pangkor Island.
Tremors were felt in the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia.
The department has warned people to keep away from the beach.
The Associated Press quoted the US Geological Survey saying that the quake struck at 5.15am (2215 GMT) and was centred 205km northwest of Sibolga in Sumatra at a depth of 46km.
The Indonesia Meteorology and Geophysics Agency issued a tsunami warning following the quake, but lifted it two hours later.