A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Bitung in Indonesia. 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 83.07 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/10/19 / 2019-10-24 20:49:22 / October 24, 2019 @ 8:49 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 04:49:22 / 4:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 125.6611° East, latitude 1.2582° North, depth = 83.07 km. Event id: us7000621w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000621w.
Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Bitung (c. 137 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Tondano (c. 33 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (c. 8 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tondano, Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe), Bitung (min 5000 pop).
Each 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 57 km ESE of Bitung, Indonesia.
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