A 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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