A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 163 km NE of Bitung, Indonesia (101 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:59:01 / 1:59 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 76.52 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 76.52 km, 126.3288° East, 2.3648° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 17:59:01 / September 27, 2016 @ 5:59 pm. Unique identifier: us10006tas. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006tas.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 163 km NE of Bitung, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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