A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 137 km E of Bitung, Indonesia (85 miles) on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 65.52 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 15:52:28 / 3:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000860y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000860y. Exact location of event, longitude 126.4098 East, latitude 1.5912 North, depth = 65.52 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/17 / 2017-02-21 07:52:28 / February 21, 2017 @ 7:52 am UTC/GMT.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and one 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: 137 km E of Bitung, Indonesia.
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