A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Falam in Burma on Saturday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:46:45 / 3:46 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10003jin. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jin. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80.2 km (50 miles). Global time and date of event 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 21:16:45 / September 18, 2015 @ 9:16 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 93.9401 East, latitude 23.3233 North, depth = 80.2 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from Mawlaik (c. 44 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hakha (c. 20 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Falam (c. 5 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hakha, Mawlaik, Falam. Close country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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