Aug 16, 2009

of sumatra earthquake. tremors felt in singapore

6.9-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia's Sumatra island: Earthquake measuring 7.0 hit Indonesia's Kepulauan Mentawai Region. Tremors could be felt in certain parts of Singapore.
A strong 6.9-magnitude quake struck Indonesia's western Sumatra Sunday, the country's geophysics agency said.

The epicentre of the quake, which struck at 2:38 pm (0738 GMT), was located 43 kilometres southeast of Siberut in western Sumatra.

It was measured at a depth of 32 kilometres.

There was no tsunami warning issued, officials at the country's meteorology agency said.

The US Geological Survey said on its website that the quake measured a magnitude of 7.0 in the Kepuluan Mentawi area and at a depth of 50.8 km.
Tremors in Singapore could be felt in Hougang, Bedok, Marine Parade and Bishan, Punggol.

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