A 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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