12 Apr '12, 1am

Tremors from Sumatra quake felt in many parts of Singapore, but authorities say no injuries reported

SINGAPORE - The impact of the earthquake in the waters off Aceh was felt here, some 1,240km away, as residents in many parts of Singapore experienced tremors. At Beach Road, some office workers rushed out of their workplaces as a precaution. Said Ms Koh Siew Kiang, 45, an executive who was working on the eighth floor of a nine-storey building: "My colleagues and I felt some movement which lasted for about a minute. We decided that it will not be safe to stay in the office anymore ... A lot of other people in the building also started streaming down and everyone waited for a while before returning to work." Mr Nicolas Chemin, 29, stayed put in his 15th floor office at Shaw Tower. Said the senior manager: "As I was working on my computer ... the frames on the wall were moving slightly and you could also see water in the dispenser spinning a little." Ms Devi Singh, 55, was at...

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