A moderate earthquake of 5.9 magnitude hit the northern part of Sumatra on Tuesday, Malaysia's Meteorological Department said. However, there was no threat of tsunami.
The authorities said that the quake struck 248 km south-west of Sabak Bernam in Selangor at 9.24 am. The department added that the tremors were felt in some areas in Selangor.
Sumatra, a large Indonesian island west of Java and south of the Malay Peninsula, is known for its rugged tropical terrain, wildlife and smoldering volcanoes. As Indonesia, sits on the highly seismically active zone "Pacific Ring of Fire", where many continental plates on the earth's crust keep colliding, Sumatra also experiences frequent earthquakes.
Meanwhile, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake jolted Japan's Kagoshima Prefecture on the southern tip of Japan's Kyushu island at 11:56 local time (0256 GMT) on Tuesday. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake struck at a depth of 10km.