A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Falam in Burma. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/18 / 2018-01-24 19:21:38 / January 24, 2018 @ 7:21 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 104.88 km (65 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:51:38 / 1:51 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cnxe. Id of event: us2000cnxe. Exact location, longitude 94.4688° East, latitude 22.8003° North, depth = 104.88 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mawlaik, Hakha, Falam (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Mawlaik (c. 44 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Hakha (c. 20 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Falam (c. 5 400 pop).
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. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 81 km E of Falam, Burma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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