Deep powerful but probably harmless earthquake happened 30 minutes ago at 4:55 AM.
The earthquake will probably wake up a lot of people.
Epicenter near Tembusai Utara. 87 km SE Padang sidempuan (pop 100,561).
As the earthquake occurred below the island, a Tsunami risk is not present.
516,000 people are living within a radius of 50 km around the epicenter.
GDACS has just issued a GREEN earthquake alert for this earthquake = very limited chance on damage and/or injuries
Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : M 5.6
Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 04:55:15 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 206
86 km E Padang sidempuan (pop 100,561)
90 km S Kota pinang (pop 76,141)