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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Mawlaik in Burma

Earthquake location 23.9888S, 94.7021WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.7021° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.9888° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km NE of Mawlaik, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-20 10:06:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-20 10:35:09 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 271 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 0.438 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us2000clrs Id of event.
Event Code 2000clrs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000clrs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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