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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Hakha in Burma

Earthquake location 22.4144S, 93.7739WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Hakha in Burma. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100062jv. Id of event: us100062jv. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/07/16 / 2016-07-04 12:07:23 / July 4, 2016 @ 12:07 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 93.7739° East, latitude 22.4144° North, depth = 37.11 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.11 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:37:23 / 6:37 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Saiha (c. 22 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Hakha (c. 20 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Falam (c. 5 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saiha, Falam, Hakha.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 30 km SSE of Hakha, Burma.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 93.7739° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.4144° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km SSE of Hakha, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-04 12:07:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-17 10:13:00 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 312 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 0.278 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us100062jv Id of event.
Event Code 100062jv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100062jv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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