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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Monywa in Burma

Earthquake location 22.0125S, 94.3788WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Monywa in Burma on Friday. Id of earthquake: us1000bx9g. Event ids that are associated: us1000bx9g. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/12/17 / 2017-12-28 20:23:34 / December 28, 2017 @ 8:23 pm. The temblor was reported at 02:53:34 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 86.45 km (54 miles). Exact location of event, depth 86.45 km, 94.3788° East, 22.0125° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monywa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Monywa (c. 182 000 pop).

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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 78 km W of Monywa, Burma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.3788° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.0125° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km W of Monywa, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-28 20:23:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-28 20:54:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 390 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 386 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 0.955 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000bx9g Id of event.
Event Code 1000bx9g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bx9g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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