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Strong earthquake: M6.8 quake has struck near Chauk in Burma

Earthquake location 20.9192S, 94.5789WA earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Chauk in Burma. Exact location of earthquake, 94.5789° East, 20.9192° North, depth 84.07 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006gbf. Unique identifier: us10006gbf. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/08/16 / 2016-08-24 10:34:55 / August 24, 2016 @ 10:34 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84.07 km (52 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:04:55 / 5:04 pm (local time epicenter).

Close 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 Meiktila, Myingyan, Magway. Earthquake epicenter was 133 km (83 miles) from Meiktila (c. 177 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Myingyan (c. 141 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Pakokku (c. 126 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Yenangyaung (c. 110 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Magway (c. 97 000 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Chauk (c. 90 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Minbu (c. 57 300 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 25 km W of Chauk, Burma. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.5789° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 20.9192° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 84.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km W of Chauk, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-24 10:34:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-24 10:57:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 390 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 38 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.37 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 728 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 1.797 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 24 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006gbf Id of event.
Event Code 10006gbf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006gbf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. Abhijit

    in silchar, assam , india, very very slight tremmors, very light movement and hard to notice at first

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