Indonesia: earthquake off Sumatra – no tsunami

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast off the Indonesian island of Sumatra early Thursday sent tremors as far as the neighboring country of Singapore.


The U.S. Geological Survey, which reported the earthquake at 6:56 p.m. ET, calculated that the quake occurred 56.5 miles west of Sungaipenuh on Sumatra, and 329.9 miles southwest of Singapore.


Reuters reported on Thursday that there were no immediate reports of damage or injury in Indonesia, while BMKG Indonesia, the country’s agency for meteorology, climatology and geophysics, said that there was no tsunami threat.


Early risers in Singapore took to social media on Thursday to say that they had felt tremors from latest quake.