A 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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