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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Pyu in Burma

Earthquake location 18.3661S, 96.2332WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Pyu in Burma. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 96.2332° East, 18.3661° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/18 / 2018-01-12 15:23:55 / January 12, 2018 @ 3:23 pm. 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). The temblor was picked up at 21:53:55 / 9:53 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000ciw6. Event ids that are associated: us2000ciw6.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Taungoo (c. 106 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Nyaunglebin (c. 89 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tharyarwady (c. 54 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Myanaung (c. 42 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Pyu (c. 40 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Letpandan (c. 38 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Paungde (c. 37 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Myanaung, Tharyarwady, Letpandan (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 24 km WSW of Pyu, Burma.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 96.2332° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3661° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km WSW of Pyu, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-12 15:23:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-12 15:45:02 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 354 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 2.574 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us2000ciw6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ciw6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ciw6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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