A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Mawlaik in Burma on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26.82 km (17 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 94.287 East, latitude 23.4241 North, depth = 26.82 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/05/16 / 2016-05-06 03:06:44 / May 6, 2016 @ 3:06 am. Id of earthquake: us10005h52. Event ids that are associated: us10005h52. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:36:44 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Mawlaik (c. 44 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Falam (c. 5 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Falam, Mawlaik (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km SSW of Mawlaik, Burma. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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