Malaysian students in Medan, Aceh unharmed in earthquake
Posted on June 24, 2012, Sunday
JAKARTA: Malaysian students in Medan, North Sumatra and in Aceh, Indonesia are reported safe following a 6.6 magnitude earthquake in South Aceh yesterday morning.
Malaysian students in Medan who were sitting for their examinations during the 11.34am (local time) earthquake rushed out into open space at Universiti Sumatera Utara (USU) to avoid untoward incident.
The incident was felt in Medan due to its location opposite the epicentre about 127km southwest of Medan and 1,417km northwest of Jakarta.
Education Malaysia director Assoc Prof Dr Juzhar Jusoh said no injuries or damaged property involving Malaysian students were reported so far.
Meanwhile, students in Aceh said they did not feel tremors from the earthquake as they were far from the epicentre.
He added that Education Malaysia and the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta as well as Malaysian Consulate-General in Medan will continue to monitor the 1,535 students in Medan and 62 students in Aceh. — Bernama