Malaysian authorities on Wednesday issued a tsunami alert and urged evacuations along its west coast following a massive earthquake in the Indian Ocean.
"We have declared a tsunami alert along the west coast of the peninsula (Malaysia). We have ordered immediate evacuation of residents along the coastal states of Perlis, Kedah, Langkawi, Penang and Perak," a Malaysian Meteorological Department official told AFP.
Two hours after the quake hit, however, there was no sign of the feared wave. Damage also appeared to be minimal.
We will continue to monitor this situation and keep you informed of any changes.
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