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Magnitude 6.5 quake hits Indonesia's Sumatra island, tremors felt in Singapore

13 Août 2017

Several Twitter users reported that they felt the tremors in Singapore.

An natural disaster measuring 6.4 in magnitude struck Indonesia's Sumatra on Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake hits at 10:08 a.m. Jakarta time (0308 GMT) with epicenter at 71 km southwest North Bengkulu and depth at 10 km under seabed, Muhammad Tizam, an official with the agency said.

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"The quake was quite strong and shallow, it was felt all the way to Padang, West Sumatra, but there was no threat of a tsunami", Mochammad Riyadi, an official at Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency told AFP. There are no reports of damage or casualties, however. "I was carrying my seven-month old granddaughter and I had to run, all the neighbours also ran outside their homes", Hasnah told AFP.

Indonesia is prone to quake as it lies on a vulnerable quake-hit zone so called "the Pacific Ring of Fire".

Magnitude 6.5 quake hits Indonesia's Sumatra island, tremors felt in Singapore