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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Mawlaik in Burma



Earthquake location 23.5443S, 94.5488WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Mawlaik in Burma on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us20009vw9. Event ids that are associated: us20009vw9. The temblor was reported at 11:33:31 / 11:33 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/07/17 / 2017-07-13 05:03:31 / July 13, 2017 @ 5:03 am. 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 89.68 km (56 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 94.5488° East, 23.5443° North, depth 89.68 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mawlaik. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 18 km (11 miles) from Mawlaik (c. 44 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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: 16 km SE of Mawlaik, Burma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.5488° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.5443° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SE 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 2017-07-13 05:03:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-13 05:26:27 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 354 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 0.719 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us20009vw9 Id of event.
Event Code 20009vw9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009vw9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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