Indonesian authorities instated a general alert after an 8.2 degrees (Richter scale) earthquake was recorded close to the Sumatra island. Local journalists tell about collapsed and burning buildings in Padang, the capital of Western Sumatra.

Hours later, Reuters announced that another major earthquake, this time 6.1 degrees, was recorded in the same place.

Officials in the Seismology Agency said they don't have any data on a tsunami taking place, but the alert will be in force until any danger has passed.