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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Mawlaik in Burma

Earthquake location 23.9073S, 94.5819WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Mawlaik in Burma. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005yhm. Unique identifier: us20005yhm. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:27:39 / 4:27 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/05/16 / 2016-05-21 21:57:39 / May 21, 2016 @ 9:57 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 94.5819° East, 23.9073° North, depth 83.75 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83.75 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kakching, Mawlaik. The epicenter was 35 km (21 miles) from Mawlaik (c. 44 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kakching (c. 30 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 34 km NNE of Mawlaik, Burma.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.5819° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.9073° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 83.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km NNE 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 2016-05-21 21:57:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-10 22:55:50 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 246 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 2.978 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 139 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 us20005yhm Id of event.
Event Code 20005yhm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005yhm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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