IPOH: Residents of Ipoh, Manjung, Kuala Kangsar and Seri Iskandar were shocked by the earthquake that struck northern Sumatra on Monday night.
A check by The Star found that a short wave of tremors was felt by residents at around 8.45pm.
Copywriter Elicia Mok said she felt a slight shaking sensation when she was sitting on her chair at home.
"It was quiet at home and I was the only one downstairs when I suddenly felt my chair shaking for a bit. It felt weird, but I quickly dismissed the thought because I thought I was too tired from work and felt dizzy," she said.
The shaking was also felt by 42-year-old factory supervisor Hassan Abdul Razak, who said that he felt tremors for approximately five seconds.
"It was just a slight shaking. It wasn't serious, so we didn't worry about it. Both my sons didn't feel the shaking," he said.According to a statement released by the Malaysia Metrological Department, a moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale, hit northern Sumatra at about 8.42pm.