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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Mawlaik in Burma



Earthquake location 23.0408S, 94.4765WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Mawlaik in Burma on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us20009pbi. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009pbi. Exact location of event, longitude 94.4765 East, latitude 23.0408 North, depth = 94.73 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 94.73 km (59 miles). The temblor was picked up at 15:20:40 / 3:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/06/17 / 2017-06-20 08:50:40 / June 20, 2017 @ 8:50 am.

Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Mawlaik (c. 44 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Falam (c. 5 400 pop). Close country/countries, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Falam, Mawlaik.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve 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.

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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: 65 km S of Mawlaik, Burma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.4765° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.0408° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 94.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km S of Mawlaik, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-20 08:50:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-30 07:39:37 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 326 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 1.194 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 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 us20009pbi Id of event.
Event Code 20009pbi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009pbi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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