PADANG - A major quake of 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted the West Sumatra coastal areas at 09.10 western Indonesian time this morning, but there has been no report of casualty and damage to property.
The quake sent people rushing out of their houses and buildings in this west Sumatra capital. The epicenter was in the sea 10 kilometer deep, around 60 kilometers southwest of the city , the meteorology office said. The meteorology office assured the people the quake was not potential to cause tsunami.
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