PADANG, A 6.1 Richter Scale quake jolted Padang, West Sumatera, Wednesday, 8.11 am WIB.

The Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency stated that the epicentrum was at 1.48 South latitude - 99.33 west longitude, or 56 km to the south east of Siberut-Mentawai, West Sumatera, with a depth of 10 km.

The people of Padang at its surroundings were shocked by the quake this morning. "I ran out of the house because the quake was quite long," said Upik, 40, a local of Alang Laweh, Padang city.

A similar story was stated by April, 27, who ran out of her office when the quake happened. "I had to run out of the office," said the employee of a company on Kampung Nias V street, -