A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Bitung in Indonesia on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.7505 East, latitude 2.0194 North, depth = 48.41 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:23:11 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/02/17 / 2017-02-22 01:23:11 / February 22, 2017 @ 1:23 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.41 km (30 miles). Event id: us100086jc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100086jc.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bitung (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Bitung (c. 137 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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