A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Falam in Burma. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:53:01 / 6:53 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48.79 km (30 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/16 / 2016-03-07 12:23:01 / March 7, 2016 @ 12:23 pm. Id of earthquake: us10004vu1. Event ids that are associated: us10004vu1. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 93.968 East, latitude 22.7785 North, depth = 48.79 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Hakha (c. 20 000 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Falam (c. 5 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hakha, Falam (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 32 km ESE of Falam, Burma.
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