Tremors felt due to Indonesian quake

Tremors were felt in some parts of Brunei around midday on Friday, following a strong 6.6 magnitude deep undersea earthquake at eastern Indonesia, about 1596KM from the sultanate.

Reports of tremors in several buildings in the Brunei-Muara district were received, including occupants of the Design and Technology Building (D&T) in Kampong Anggerek Desa at 12.43pm; RB Plaza at 1.28pm and also areas of Kampong Bolkiah in Kampong Air in the capital, according to a joint statement released by the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC); Ministry of Home Affairs and the Public Works Department (JKR) yesterday.

No injuries were reported.

The strong earthquake occurred at Katabu, Indonesia (Flores Sea) at 12.09.53pm local time with a depth of 650KM, and the seismic station of the JKR detected the seismic wave at 12.12pm, added the statement.

According to a resident of an apartment building at Kampong Sumbiling in the capital, who declined to be named, he was on his bed in his room, playing games on his phone when he felt a slight tremble…

More details on Borneo Bulletin Sunday