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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Tharyarwady in Burma

Earthquake location 17.375S, 95.9845WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Tharyarwady in Burma on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, 95.9845° East, 17.375° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 14:19:06 / March 13, 2017 @ 2:19 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:49:06 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100088mq. Unique identifier: us100088mq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Yangon (c. 4 477 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Bago (c. 244 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hinthada (c. 134 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Nyaunglebin (c. 89 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Syriam (c. 69 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kanbe (c. 58 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tharyarwady (c. 54 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nyaunglebin, Thongwa, Kayan (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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 36 km SSE of Tharyarwady, Burma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 95.9845° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.375° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km SSE of Tharyarwady, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-13 14:19:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-13 14:44:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 390 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 16 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4 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 407 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 0.532 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us100088mq Id of event.
Event Code 100088mq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100088mq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.


  1. Sai

    High damage in Taikkyi township.

  2. Naw

    i feel it at Yangon. Insein Township.

  3. Thiha

    Monastery in Taikkyi township… Walls are damage

  4. Thaw

    Yes,I feel that and over 29floor. Burma

  5. Kyaw

    Yeah!I felt it at Okkan.Some people died at Taikkyi.

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