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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Monywa in Burma



Earthquake location 22.2751S, 94.6863WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Monywa in Burma. Exact location of event, depth 119.97 km, 94.6863° East, 22.2751° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005gia. Id of event: us10005gia. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:19:02 / 10:19 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 119.97 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/05/16 / 2016-05-02 15:49:02 / May 2, 2016 @ 3:49 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Monywa (c. 182 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monywa.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 49 km WNW of Monywa, Burma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.6863° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.2751° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 119.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km WNW of Monywa, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-02 15:49:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-30 15:22:20 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 271 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 2.843 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us10005gia Id of event.
Event Code 10005gia An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005gia, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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