A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 114 km ESE of Bitung, Indonesia (71 miles) on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/17 / 2017-10-21 23:50:41 / October 21, 2017 @ 11:50 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:50:41 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 126.1443 East, latitude 1.0851 North, depth = 41.99 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.99 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000axmc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000axmc.
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 four and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 114 km ESE of Bitung, Indonesia.
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