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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Bitung in Indonesia

Earthquake location 1.4641S, 125.4064WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Bitung in Indonesia. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:34:15 / 12:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/10/18 / 2018-10-13 04:34:15 / October 13, 2018 @ 4:34 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.4064 East, latitude 1.4641 North, depth = 105.53 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 105.53 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000hbhw. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hbhw.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomohon, Manado, Tondano (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (39 miles) from Manado (c. 451 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Bitung (c. 137 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tondano (c. 33 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tomohon (c. 27 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (c. 8 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 25 km E of Bitung, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.4064° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.4641° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km E 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 2018-10-13 04:34:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-13 04:58:13 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 3.54 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 416 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 2.077 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 23 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000hbhw Id of event.
Event Code 1000hbhw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hbhw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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