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



Earthquake location 22.6044S, 93.8341WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Hakha in Burma on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:32:10 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.99 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/03/16 / 2016-03-10 15:02:10 / March 10, 2016 @ 3:02 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 93.8341° East, 22.6044° North, depth 34.99 km. Unique identifier: us10004xt3. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004xt3.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saiha, Falam, Hakha (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Saiha (c. 22 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Hakha (c. 20 000 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Falam (c. 5 400 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km ESE of Hakha, Burma. This information 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 93.8341° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.6044° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km ESE of Hakha, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-10 15:02:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-07 21:13:33 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 3.459 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 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 us10004xt3 Id of event.
Event Code 10004xt3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004xt3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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