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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Pakokku in Burma

Earthquake location 21.2885S, 94.9407WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Pakokku in Burma on Monday. Id of earthquake: us1000696h. Event ids that are associated: us1000696h. Exact location of event, longitude 94.9407 East, latitude 21.2885 North, depth = 128.77 km. Global time and date of event 01/08/16 / 2016-08-01 10:01:08 / August 1, 2016 @ 10:01 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128.77 km (80 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:31:08 / 4:31 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Meiktila, Monywa, Yenangyaung. The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Monywa (c. 182 000 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Meiktila (c. 177 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Myingyan (c. 141 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Pakokku (c. 126 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Yenangyaung (c. 110 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Chauk (c. 90 900 pop). Close country/countries, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km WSW of Pakokku, Burma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.9407° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 21.2885° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 128.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km WSW of Pakokku, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-01 10:01:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-01 10:27:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 390 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 416 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 1.308 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us1000696h Id of event.
Event Code 1000696h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000696h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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