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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Mawlaik in Burma

Earthquake location 23.4984S, 94.4598WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Mawlaik in Burma. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 00:45:19 / August 21, 2017 @ 12:45 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 89.38 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000abnb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000abnb. Exact location of event, depth 89.38 km, 94.4598° East, 23.4984° North. The temblor was picked up at 07:15:19 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mawlaik (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 17 km (11 miles) from Mawlaik (c. 44 500 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 15 km SSE of Mawlaik, Burma.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.4598° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.4984° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km SSE 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 2017-08-21 00:45:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-12 05:42:59 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 246 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 0.742 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us2000abnb Id of event.
Event Code 2000abnb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000abnb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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