A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Bitung in Indonesia on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:02:32 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 12:02:32 / August 29, 2018 @ 12:02 pm. Exact location of event, depth 58.08 km, 125.3634° East, 0.9775° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.08 km (36 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gjdf. Id of event: us1000gjdf.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Manado (c. 451 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Bitung (c. 137 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Tondano (c. 33 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tomohon (c. 27 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (c. 8 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manado, Tomohon, Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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