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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Tharyarwady in Burma

Earthquake location 17.3198S, 95.953WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Tharyarwady in Burma on Monday. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ar0b. Id of event: us2000ar0b. Exact location, longitude 95.953° East, latitude 17.3198° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/09/17 / 2017-09-11 01:19:43 / September 11, 2017 @ 1:19 am. The temblor was detected at 07:49:43 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Thongwa, Kayan, Maubin. Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Yangon (c. 4 477 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bago (c. 244 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hinthada (c. 134 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Syriam (c. 69 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kanbe (c. 58 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Tharyarwady (c. 54 400 pop).

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 one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 39 km SSE of Tharyarwady, Burma. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 95.953° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.3198° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km SSE of Tharyarwady, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-11 01:19:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-21 22:37:32 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 271 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 0.491 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us2000ar0b Id of event.
Event Code 2000ar0b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ar0b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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