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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Loikaw in Burma



Earthquake location 20.0307S, 97.6826WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Loikaw in Burma. Exact location of event, longitude 97.6826 East, latitude 20.0307 North, depth = 27.07 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.07 km (17 miles). Unique identifier: us20005bt5. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005bt5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:47:30 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/03/16 / 2016-03-19 23:17:30 / March 19, 2016 @ 11:17 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mae Hong Son, Loikaw (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop), Thailand (c. 67 090 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Loikaw (c. 17 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mae Hong Son (c. 9 100 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 63 km NE of Loikaw, Burma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 97.6826° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 20.0307° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km NE of Loikaw, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-19 23:17:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 05:29:55 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 284 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 0.759 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us20005bt5 Id of event.
Event Code 20005bt5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005bt5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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