Quake sparks panic in Padang

Residents of Padang seeking safety in the streets after a strong earthquake shook the city in West Sumatra, Indonesia, last night. The magnitude-7.8 earthquake sparked panic, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties on Indonesia's
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Residents of Padang seeking safety in the streets after a strong earthquake shook the city in West Sumatra, Indonesia, last night.

The magnitude-7.8 earthquake sparked panic, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties on Indonesia's Mentawai island chain, officials said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 03, 2016, with the headline 'Quake sparks panic in Padang'. Print Edition | Subscribe