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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Chauk in Burma

Earthquake location 20.9317S, 94.6688WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Chauk in Burma. Event id: us20006v9y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006v9y. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/08/16 / 2016-08-24 10:57:16 / August 24, 2016 @ 10:57 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 93.15 km (58 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 94.6688° East, 20.9317° North, depth 93.15 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:27:16 / 5:27 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Myingyan (c. 141 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Pakokku (c. 126 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Yenangyaung (c. 110 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Magway (c. 97 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Chauk (c. 90 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Minbu (c. 57 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Myingyan, Magway, Minbu.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 16 km WNW of Chauk, Burma. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.6688° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 20.9317° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km WNW 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 10:57:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-22 12:59:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 390 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 1.724 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 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 us20006v9y Id of event.
Event Code 20006v9y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006v9y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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