A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 123 km ENE of Bitung, Indonesia (76 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84.38 km (52 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:44:35 / 6:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/10/15 / 2015-10-08 22:44:35 / October 8, 2015 @ 10:44 pm. Unique identifier: us10003p3r. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003p3r. Exact location of event, longitude 126.1142 East, latitude 2.0475 North, depth = 84.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 123 km ENE of Bitung, Indonesia.
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