A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 127 km N of Bitung, Indonesia (79 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 180.13 km (112 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:34:35 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 03:34:35 / April 15, 2017 @ 3:34 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008hsl. Id of event: us10008hsl. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.3848 East, latitude 2.5781 North, depth = 180.13 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 127 km N of Bitung, Indonesia.
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