A 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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