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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Bitung in Indonesia

Earthquake location 0.8177S, 125.4773WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Bitung in Indonesia on Saturday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:00:23 / 4:00 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000eq34. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000eq34. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/06/18 / 2018-06-08 20:00:23 / June 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.29 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 22.29 km, 125.4773° East, 0.8177° North.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomohon, Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe), Tondano (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Bitung (c. 137 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Tondano (c. 33 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tomohon (c. 27 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (c. 8 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 76 km SSE of Bitung, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.4773° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.8177° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km SSE of Bitung, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-06-08 20:00:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-07 20:40:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.889 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000eq34 Id of event.
Event Code 1000eq34 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000eq34, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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