A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Bitung in Indonesia on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 125.3604° East, 0.7608° North, depth 75.77 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:26:13 / 9:26 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 75.77 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 10/12/18 / 2018-12-10 01:26:13 / December 10, 2018 @ 1:26 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000i5h3. Event ids that are associated: us1000i5h3.
Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Manado (c. 451 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Bitung (c. 137 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Tondano (c. 33 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tomohon (c. 27 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (c. 8 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manado, Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe), Tomohon (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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