Indonesia Issues Tsunami Warning After 8.9 Quake

Indonesia issued a tsunami warning Wednesday after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.9 hit waters off westernmost Aceh province.

People on Twitter said tremors were felt in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and India. High-rise apartments and offices on Malaysia’s west coast shook for at least a minute.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami watch was in effect for Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Myanmar, Thailand, the Maldives and other Indian Ocean islands, Malaysia, Pakistan, Somalia, Oman, Iran, Bangladesh, Kenya, South Africa and Singapore.

Earthquake – Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra

8.9 – magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesia, triggering tsunami warning. Indonesia has issued a tsunami warning after a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.9 hit waters off westernmost Aceh province.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday the quake was centered 20 miles beneath the ocean floor around 308 miles from the provincial capital of Banda Aceh.

Said, an official at Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency who goes by only one name, said a tsunami warning has been issued.

Indonesia straddles a series of fault lines that makes the vast island nation prone to volcanic and seismic activity.

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Subway Sungai Dua, Penang

Another Subway sandwich shop coming to Sungai Dua Penang. It’s the first major fast-food restaurant to open on Sungai Dua, Penang, and it’s opening soon.

Subway, which has over 34,000 restaurants Worldwide, is set to open at the Yellow House building, Sungai Dua.

Postal codes in Malaysia

Introduction

Postal codes in Malaysia are five digit numeric. The first two digits of the postal code denote the state or special administrative area (e.g. 42000 Port Klang, Selangor).

Listed below are the first 2 digits of codes assigned to each state and special administrative area. The state capital is indicated in the brackets.

Areas

Federal Territories (Wilayah Persekutuan)

Kuala Lumpur uses codes from 50xxx to 60xxx (Including a few areas such as Taman Melawati, Bukit Lanjan, Pandan Indah which are actually belonging to Selangor)
Labuan uses codes 87xxx
Putrajaya uses codes 62xxx

States

Selangor (Shah Alam) uses codes from 40xxx to 48xxx, 62xxx to 64xxx (except 49xxx for … Continue Reading

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