A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 126 km ENE of Bitung, Indonesia (78 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.35 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:01:46 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/10/16 / 2016-10-18 17:01:46 / October 18, 2016 @ 5:01 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20007gdc. Event ids that are associated: us20007gdc. Exact location of event, depth 91.35 km, 126.232° East, 1.8907° North.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 126 km ENE of Bitung, Indonesia.
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