A 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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