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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 29 km SE of Falam, Burma



Earthquake location 22.7627S, 93.9173WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Falam in Burma on Friday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:40:25 / 5:40 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005inb. Unique identifier: us10005inb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 93.9173 East, latitude 22.7627 North, depth = 50.41 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.41 km (31 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/05/16 / 2016-05-19 23:10:25 / May 19, 2016 @ 11:10 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saiha, Hakha, Falam. Epicenter of the earthquake was 101 km (63 miles) from Saiha (c. 22 700 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Hakha (c. 20 000 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Falam (c. 5 400 pop).

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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 29 km SE of Falam, Burma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 93.9173° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.7627° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SE of Falam, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-19 23:10:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-19 23:50:00 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 354 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 3.367 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us10005inb Id of event.
Event Code 10005inb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005inb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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