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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Paungde in Burma

Earthquake location 18.4229S, 95.9558WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Paungde in Burma. Exact location of event, longitude 95.9558 East, latitude 18.4229 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us2000cpbb. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000cpbb. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/01/18 / 2018-01-11 18:28:38 / January 11, 2018 @ 6:28 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) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 00:58:38 / 12:58 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hinthada, Nyaunglebin, Pyay. Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Pyay (c. 135 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Hinthada (c. 134 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Taungoo (c. 106 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nyaunglebin (c. 89 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tharyarwady (c. 54 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Myanaung (c. 42 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Pyu (c. 40 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 48 km E of Paungde, Burma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 95.9558° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4229° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km E of Paungde, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-11 18:28:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-31 00:06:23 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 416 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 2.835 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 63 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 us2000cpbb Id of event.
Event Code 2000cpbb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cpbb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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