Mysterious Perak explosion, tremor not earthquake, says Met Dept

Several residents in the Ipoh area reported hearing a loud bang akin to an explosion followed by a tremor about 11am this morning. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 4, 2018.

THE Meteorological Department has confirmed that a mysterious explosion followed by a tremor felt in several areas in Perak, particularly in Ipoh, was not caused by an earthquake.

Its director-general, Alui Bahari, said the sound of the blast and tremor had nothing to do with the earthquake-tsunami that recently hit Indonesia, killing thousands.

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