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Strong earthquake, 6.9 mag was detected near Mawlaik in Burma

Earthquake location 23.1329S, 94.8995WA earthquake magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Mawlaik in Burma on Wednesday. The 6.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:25:17 / 8:25 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 134.76 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 94.8995 East, latitude 23.1329 North, depth = 134.76 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/04/16 / 2016-04-13 13:55:17 / April 13, 2016 @ 1:55 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20005hqz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005hqz.

Epicenter of the event was 116 km (72 miles) from Monywa (c. 182 000 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Shwebo (c. 88 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mawlaik (c. 44 500 pop), 127 km (79 miles) from Falam (c. 5 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Falam, Monywa, Shwebo (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 74 km SE of Mawlaik, Burma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.8995° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.1329° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 134.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km SE of Mawlaik, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-13 13:55:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-13 14:27:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 390 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 97 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.9 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 787 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 3.684 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 23 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005hqz Id of event.
Event Code 20005hqz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005hqz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. Abdullah

    Felt it very strongly from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Went out of my residence immediately! ?

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