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Tremors reported in parts of Singapore as magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits off Indonesia's Sumatra

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Tokyo, June 2, AZERTAC

The Indonesian island of Sumatra was hit by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake with tremors felt in neighboring Singapore just before sunrise on Thursday (June 2), according to straitstimes.

Indonesia's Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) said the quake struck at about 5.56am local time, but preliminary assessment by the country’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) also indicated that a tsunami was unlikely.

Local authorities, however, reported two injured and damages to nine buildings in West Sumatra but tele-communication links and electricity supply were not affected, said Dr Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of data and information at the BNPB.

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