A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Mawlaik in Burma on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/10/16 / 2016-10-26 02:21:59 / October 26, 2016 @ 2:21 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20007grv. Unique identifier: us20007grv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 94.5887 East, latitude 22.8923 North, depth = 110.08 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:51:59 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 110.08 km (68 miles).
The epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) from Monywa (c. 182 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Mawlaik (c. 44 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Hakha (c. 20 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Falam (c. 5 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monywa, Hakha, Falam (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 83 km SSE of Mawlaik, Burma.
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