Indonesia natural disaster: 6.4 magnitude quake jolts Sumatra

The quake hit at a depth of 35 kilometres at 10:08 am 73 kilometres west of Bengkulu on Sunday

An quake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Bengkulu province in Indonesia on Sunday, local meteorology and geophysics agency said.

Meanwhile, panicked residents fled their homes.

According to Mochammad Riyadi, an official at Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency told.

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Channel NewsAsia received calls from residents in Singapore living in Toa Payoh and Farrer Road saying they felt tremors.

"So far, no fatalities have been reported", National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a press statement.

There are no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning.

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Bengkulu resident Neng Hasnah said that the tremors were felt very strongly for a few seconds.

It was centered 74 kilometers (46 miles) west of the coastal city of Bengkulu and also felt in Singapore, about 590 kilometers (370 miles) from the epicenter.

Indonesia is prone to quakes as it lies on the vulnerable "Pacific Ring of Fire" zone.

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An quake struck Indonesia's western Aceh province in December 2016, killing more than 100 people and leaving tens of thousands injured and homeless.

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