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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Monywa in Burma

Earthquake location 22.55S, 94.7874WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Monywa in Burma. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008ik6. Unique identifier: us20008ik6. Exact location of event, longitude 94.7874 East, latitude 22.55 North, depth = 119.09 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 20:46:16 / February 8, 2017 @ 8:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:16:16 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 119.09 km (74 miles).

Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Monywa (c. 182 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Shwebo (c. 88 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shwebo, Monywa (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 nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 59 km NW of Monywa, Burma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.7874° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.55° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 119.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km NW of Monywa, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-08 20:46:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-08 23:45:30 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 1.101 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us20008ik6 Id of event.
Event Code 20008ik6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008ik6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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