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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Dawei in Burma



Earthquake location 12.944S, 95.9131WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 277 km WSW of Dawei, Burma (172 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 15:58:22 / March 18, 2017 @ 3:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.85 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:58:22 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008t0j. Id of event: us20008t0j. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 95.9131 East, latitude 12.944 North, depth = 27.85 km.

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 two 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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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 277 km WSW of Dawei, Burma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 95.9131° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.944° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 277km WSW of Dawei, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-18 15:58:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-18 16:44:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 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 298 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 5.639 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us20008t0j Id of event.
Event Code 20008t0j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008t0j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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