The Malaysian Meteorological Department has lifted thetsunami alert it issued for the coastal areas of Perlis, Penang and Kedah following the 7.5 magnitudeearthquake in North Sumatra.
The earthquake had hit North Sumatera, 448km southwest of Pangkor Island Wednesday morning. Tremors were felt in the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia.
The department had earlier warned people to keep away from the beach,The Star reports.
In George Town, state Meteorological Department director Loh Eng Kee said the tsunami alert was called off at 8.20 am (local time) as Sumatra had only experienced a small tsunami.
Tsunami hit Penang on 08/04/2010 @ 0714hrs