A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Bitung in Indonesia on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 00:51:31 / April 17, 2017 @ 12:51 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132.38 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10008i8j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008i8j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:51:31 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 125.686 East, latitude 2.1194 North, depth = 132.38 km.
Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Bitung (c. 137 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bitung (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-one 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 93 km NE of Bitung, Indonesia.
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