02 Mar '16, 3pm

CNA | Sumatra quake: Tremors felt in Singapore; authorities urge calm

CNA | Sumatra quake: Tremors felt in Singapore; authorities urge calm

SINGAPORE: Police have urged members of the public to remain calm after tremors were felt in Singapore, following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Indonesia on Wednesday night (Mar 2). In an advisory, police said the Meteorological Services confirmed the earthquake hit southwest Sumatra - about 1,237km from Singapore - at about 8.49pm on Wednesday. Tremors were subsequently felt in parts of Singapore from 8.53pm. Both the police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) received several calls from the public reporting tremors, but there were no reports of injury or "law and order incident", the police said. The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the Housing and Development Board (HDB) have also visually inspected and found the reported buildings to be structurally safe, the police added. Both BCA and HDB assured the public that buildings in Singapore are d...

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