Hong Kong, March 23: An 5.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia on the Richter scale jolted 31km north-northeast of Bitung city on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey has actually said. The epicentre, with a depth of 118.17 kilometres, was at first identified to be at 1.6873 degrees north latitude and also 125.3344 degrees east longitude, Xinhua reported. The Today Earthquake in Indonesia determined 5.0 earthquakes, 31km NNE of Bitung, Indonesia. 2016-03-23, 02:47:04 at epicentre (25m earlier, depth 118km).
Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Strikes Indonesia or many big earthquakes in eastern Indonesia happen regularly yet interplate megathrust events pertaining to subduction are rare; this is likely as a result of the interference of the coming down oceanic slab from the continental margin. Earthquake Latest News, there have been 9 M7.5+ earthquakes tape-recorded from the Kai Islands to Sumba considering that 1900. The biggest was the wonderful Banda Sea earthquake of 1938 (M8.5) an intermediate depth drive faulting event that did not trigger significant death.
The location where the temblor happened has been understood to have temblors often since it lies near a subduction area of the Australian-Pacific plate.
Nearby cities include
1. Bitung, Indonesia 31km (19mi)
2. Manado, Indonesia 58km (36mi)
3. Tondano, Indonesia 63km (39mi)
4. Tomohon, Indonesia 67km (42mi)
5. Dili, East Timor 133km (704mi)