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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Monywa in Burma

Earthquake location 22.0605S, 94.4591WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Monywa in Burma. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:57:08 / 5:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 94.4591 East, latitude 22.0605 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/12/15 / 2015-12-01 23:27:08 / December 1, 2015 @ 11:27 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us100043bq. Unique identifier: us100043bq.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Monywa (c. 182 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monywa (min 5000 pop).

Every 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 69 km W of Monywa, Burma. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.4591° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.0605° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km W of Monywa, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-01 23:27:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-16 01:13:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 390 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 4.226 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 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 us100043bq Id of event.
Event Code 100043bq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100043bq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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