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

Strong 6.4 earthquake hits Indonesia s Sumatra USGS

Strong 6.4 earthquake hits Indonesia s Sumatra USGS

A shallow quake measuring 6.6 Richter scale jolted Bengkulu province in western parts of Indonesia on Sunday, but it was not potential for tsunami, according to local meteorology and geophysics agency.

As of 5.50am (GMT) there were no reports of casualties or damage following the quake, which struck at a depth of 41 miles.

According to Mochammad Riyadi, an official at Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency told.

A strong quake struck off the coast of southern Sumatra in Indonesia on Sunday, causing panic as it was felt several hundred kilometres away in Singapore.

Singapore's Channel NewsAsia television station said it received calls from residents in Singapore, some 590km from Bengkulu, who also felt tremors. An natural disaster struck Indonesia's western Aceh province in December 2016, killing more than 100 people, injuring many more and leaving tens of thousands homeless.

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