A 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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