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

Earthquake location 1.2582S, 125.6611WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.6611° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 1.2582° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 83.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km ESE 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 2019-10-24 20:49:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-05 00:34:59 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 1.772 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us7000621w Id of event.
Event Code 7000621w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000621w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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