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Quake of magnitude 6.5 strikes off Indonesian island of Sumatra: USGS

13 August 2017, 09:39 | Glen Norman

A tsunami alert which was issued for Sri Lanka following an earthquake off Sumatra was withdrawn and all coastal areas were declared safe

A tsunami alert which was issued for Sri Lanka following an earthquake off Sumatra was withdrawn and all coastal areas were declared safe

It has been reported that the quake could be felt in Singapore - some 400 miles away.

There are no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warning.

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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake jolted 73 km west of Bengkulu, Indonesia at 03:08:11 GMT on Sunday.

The quake with epicentre 71 km southwest North Bengkulu and depth at 10 km under seabed hit at 10.08 a.m.

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An natural disaster measuring 6.6 Richter scale jolted Bengkulu province in western parts of Indonesia on Sunday, Muhammad Tizam, official in charge of meteorology and geophysics agency told Xinhua by phone. "I was carrying my seven-month old granddaughter and I had to run, all the neighbours also ran outside their homes", Hasnah told AFP. It was even felt in Singapore, nearly 600 km from the epicentre.

The world's largest archipelago, Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because of to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.

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