A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Tondano in Indonesia. Exact location of event, longitude 124.8837 East, latitude 1.042 North, depth = 138.81 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:31:14 / 7:31 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 23:31:14 / August 21, 2017 @ 11:31 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 138.81 km (86 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aagj. Id of event: us2000aagj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bitung, Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe), Manado. The epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Manado (c. 451 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Bitung (c. 137 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Tondano (c. 33 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tomohon (c. 27 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (c. 8 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km S of Tondano, Indonesia.
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