Earthquake felt in more than 230 Singapore buildings
Singapore - Tremors from the devastating earthquake that hit Indonesia's West Sumatra province on Wednesday were felt in more than 230 buildings in Singapore, the city-state's police said Thursday.
"Two hundred and thirty-four buildings experienced tremors as a result of the 7.9-Richter-scale earthquake in the waters off Southern Sumatra," Singapore police said in a statement, adding that the buildings were located mainly in the central, northern and western parts of Singapore.
Engineers working for the authorities confirmed that the structural integrity of none of the buildings was affected by the tremors, the statement said.
Thousands of Singaporeans got a fright and left some buildings in affected areas when the tremors were felt in the city-state around 6:15 pm local time on Wednesday.