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Quake of magnitude 6.5 hits Indonesia's Sumatra; tremors felt in Singapore

Quake of magnitude 6.5 hits Indonesia's Sumatra; tremors felt in Singapore

An natural disaster measuring 6.4 in magnitude struck Indonesia's Sumatra on Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey. There are no reports of damage or casualties, however.

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

A resident of Bengkulu region in Indonesia, Neng Hasnah told AFP that her family fled the house out of fear as the tremors were quite strong.

Channel NewsAsia television station said it received calls from residents in Singapore, some 590km from Bengkulu, who also felt tremors.

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Some residents also posted on twitter, wondering whether the tremors were a result of an quake in the region.

A strong quake struck Sunday off the coast of southern Sumatra in Indonesia, causing panicked residents to run from their homes but no major damage has been reported so far.

Indonesia is prone to quakes as it lies on the vulnerable "Pacific Ring of Fire" zone.

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