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Tremors felt in Singapore at approximately 11.55am.

Received a few excited calls from friends and colleagues from various places over Singapore, including Ang Mo Kio and the Alexandra area. I’m located on the 2nd floor of our office here in the Northern part of the island, and felt only very minor tremors lasting only 1-2 seconds. Apparently, people are streaming out of the taller offices in the area. Sounds like pretty bad news if central areas like Ang Mo Kio can feel the tremors.

Nothing yet in the news vines.

[Update 12:43pm]

Google Map of Epicentre

USGS Report

From Channelnewsasia:

Tremors felt around Singapore, some buildings evacuated
Posted: 06 March 2007 1214 hrs

Singapore’s Meteorological Services Division says an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale struck Padang, Indonesia at about 11.50am.

The epicentre is 50 kilometres north-northeast of Padang, on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia AND some 430 kilometres south-west of Singapore.

Tremors were also felt in many parts of Singapore.

Callers to the MediaCorp News Hotline say they felt tremors in areas such as Beach Road, Jalan Besar, Robinson Road and Toa Payoh.

Some buildings, like the Concourse at Beach Road, Capital Square and Centennial Tower in the city, and even Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Clementi, were evacuated.

Witnesses say several tall buildings in the central business district swayed slightly.

If you too felt the tremors and have any details do call us on the news hotline at 68222268.

You can also send your pictures and videos to yournews@channelnewsasia.com. – CNA/ch

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