A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 120 km ENE of Bitung, Indonesia (75 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:17:35 / 12:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 126.1477° East, latitude 1.9354° North, depth = 22.67 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 16:17:35 / February 4, 2020 @ 4:17 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007pek. Unique identifier: us70007pek. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.67 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 120 km ENE of Bitung, Indonesia.
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