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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Prome in Burma



Earthquake location 19.0468S, 94.9727WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Prome in Burma. The temblor was picked up at 21:50:12 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/10/17 / 2017-10-03 15:20:12 / October 3, 2017 @ 3:20 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.45 km (39 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000apnq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000apnq. Exact location of earthquake, 94.9727° East, 19.0468° North, depth 63.45 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Pyay (c. 135 300 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Thayetmyo (c. 98 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Myaydo (c. 57 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Myanaung (c. 42 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Paungde (c. 37 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Myanaung, Paungde, Myaydo. Country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 36 km NW of Prome, Burma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.9727° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0468° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km NW of Prome, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-03 15:20:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-19 14:44:18 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 312 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 2.839 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 192 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 us1000apnq Id of event.
Event Code 1000apnq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000apnq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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