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Mild tremors in Brunei?

There was no damage to property, injuries or casualties were reported, government agencies to monitor and assess the situation. -The Brunei Times/ANN

Sun, Jul 25, 2010
The Brunei Times/Asia News Network

REPORTS of mild tremors being felt around Bandar Seri Begawan specifically the Kampong Ayer area flooded the National Disaster Management Centre yesterday launching immediate investigations by relevant authorities.

According to the National Disaster Management Centre, reports were received from residents around Kg Bolkiah 'A', Kg Sg Bunga, Mukim Tamoi, Kg Sg Besar and Tasek Meradun, Kg Saba Darat, Kg Sg Matan and several other areas around Bandar Seri Begawan.

Relevant government agencies carried out investigations to monitor and assess the situation around the affected areas yesterday however no damage to property, injuries or casualties were reported. Further assessments were conducted throughout the day with all agencies receiving orders to stand down by the end of the day.

According to the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC), information from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre received through the Department of Civil Aviation's Meteorological Unit stated that South China Sea was at no risk of a tsunami occurrence following the aftershocks of an earthquake in the depths of the Moro Gulf in Mindanao, Philippines, yesterday morning.

The statement released by the NDMC further announced that the Asean Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance reported no other countries were affected by the tremors aside from the Philippines.

 
 
 
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