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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 20 km SSW of Thongwa, Burma

Earthquake location 16.5845S, 96.4824WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Thongwa in Burma. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 96.4824 East, latitude 16.5845 North, depth = 51.9 km. Id of earthquake: us10004dsd. Event ids that are associated: us10004dsd. The temblor was picked up at 21:29:35 / 9:29 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 51.9 km (32 miles). 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: 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 14:59:35 / January 12, 2016 @ 2:59 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (26 miles) from Yangon (c. 4 477 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Bago (c. 244 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Syriam (c. 69 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Pyapon (c. 65 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kanbe (c. 58 100 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Thongwa (c. 52 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pyapon, Maubin, Bago.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 20 km SSW of Thongwa, Burma.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 96.4824° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.5845° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SSW of Thongwa, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-12 14:59:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-04 22:09:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 390 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 301 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 2.996 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 166 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 us10004dsd Id of event.
Event Code 10004dsd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004dsd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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