Aceh quake felt in West Sumatra
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake that rattled Aceh and North Sumatra and prompted a brief tsunami warning early Wednesday was also felt in Padang and islands off West Sumatra.
The quake jolted Padang city, some 900 kilometers southeast of Banda Aceh, but the shock was not enough to sent people running out of their houses.
“The glass windows made creaking noises, but it felt like being on a swing,” Amelia Anggarwati, a college student in Padang told The Jakarta Post.
The quake was also felt in Siberut Island, in the Mentawai Islands.
The quake struck at 5:15 a.m. and was centered around 60 kilometers southwest of Sinabang, Aceh, at 24 kilometers beneath the surface.
"So far no damage or casualties have been reported and the situation is under control," Aceh Governor Irwandi Yusuf said.
At least five strong aftershocks measuring up to 5.2 were recorded.