A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Mawlaik in Burma. Exact location of earthquake, 94.7021° East, 23.9888° North, depth 85.48 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000clrs. Id of event: us2000clrs. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/18 / 2018-01-20 10:06:47 / January 20, 2018 @ 10:06 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:36:47 / 4:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 85.48 km (53 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wāngjing, Kakching, Mawlaik (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Mawlaik (c. 44 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kakching (c. 30 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Wāngjing (c. 7 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 48 km NE of Mawlaik, Burma.
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