Padang, – An earthquake of 6.5 on the Richter Scale rocked some parts of western Sumatra on Thursday (2/6) early days. The earthquake itself caused panic in the society, one of which was observed in the city of Padang.

Based on the information Ketaping BMKG Padang, an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale that occurred on pukul 05.56 GMT centered 79 Kilometers South West, South Coast with a depth of 72 Kilometers.

One of the residents, Amran revealed that he felt the earthquake pretty loud. He himself, when it was the dawn prayer, and immediately rushed out due to the earthquake.

“His strength is similar as in 2009, but not so long, so hard before, many people panic around here,” he said.

The panic was also observed on hotel ambacang, who is a former Ambacang of Hotel Ambacang in Padang.

There, guests look out instantly due to strong earthquake shocks,

At this hotel, almost most of the guests chose to check out early. “Yes to avoid aftershocks, if it happens,” said one hotel guest.

Currently, shock situation is not so noticeable. Society also starting to get back into their homes.