A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 222 km NNE of Bitung, Indonesia (138 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:08:37 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.7131 East, latitude 3.3808 North, depth = 162.35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/04/16 / 2016-04-23 09:08:37 / April 23, 2016 @ 9:08 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10005dev. Event ids that are associated: us10005dev. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 162.35 km (101 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 222 km NNE of Bitung, Indonesia.
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