(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE (REUTERS, AFP) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck west of Indonesia’s island of Sumatra on Sunday (Aug 13) but there was no tsunami risk, seismologists said as panicked residents fled their homes.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage in the quake, which hit at a depth of 67km, at a distance of 81km west of the city of Bengkulu. 

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

When contacted, the Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was aware of the quake but had not received any calls for assistance. 

This story is developing.

Just felt earthquake tremors in Singapore O:

— Jocelyne Sze (@jocelynesze) August 13, 2017

currently experiencing tremors at my home nowwwwwwww. is it indo earthquake big big

— Thaddeus Ong (@dogmacatmamagma) August 13, 2017

#earthquake tremors felt in #Singapore 5 minutes back!

— Yash Mahendra (@yshmhn) August 13, 2017

Tremors felt in Singapore. Hope everyone in Sumatra is safe. #Earthquake

— Phoebe Feehily (@phoebefeehily) August 13, 2017

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