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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 26 km SSW of Mawlaik, Burma

Earthquake location 23.4241S, 94.287WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.287° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.4241° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km SSW of Mawlaik, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-06 03:06:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-25 03:24:10 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 259 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 3.074 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us10005h52 Id of event.
Event Code 10005h52 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005h52, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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