A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Bitung in Indonesia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 14:26:08 / March 14, 2018 @ 2:26 pm. Event id: us1000d4a6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d4a6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.89 km (23 miles). The temblor was reported at 22:26:08 / 10:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 125.6485° East, latitude 1.4944° North, depth = 36.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Manado (c. 451 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Bitung (c. 137 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tondano (c. 33 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Tomohon (c. 27 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (c. 8 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomohon, Manado, Tondano (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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