REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PADANG - Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia was struck by 5.1 Scale Richter earthquakes on Saturday morning at 9.10 AM. According to the data in the Agency of Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BMKG), the epicenter was located in 1.82 southern latitude, 100.39 eastern longitude, and 60 Km to southwest of South Coast, West Sumatra. The agency also said that the earthquake would not lead to tsunami.
Amrizal (45 years), a teacher of Ramadhan boarding school in Kampung Pondok Mosque, said the quake struck when he was teaching his students. They suddenly burst out of the mosque.
"We were shocked," he said.
Meanwhile, Putri Salbila, a staff in a computer store, said she rushed outside the building to anticipate the worst possibility. "We are still trauma with earthquake in September 30 in 2009," she said.