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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Mae Sai in Thailand



Earthquake location 20.5794S, 99.525WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Mae Sai in Thailand on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us1000cfci. Event ids that are associated: us1000cfci. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:59:11 / 9:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 99.525° East, latitude 20.5794° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 03/02/18 / 2018-02-03 15:29:11 / February 3, 2018 @ 3:29 pm UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Thailand (c. 67 090 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chiang Rai, Mae Chan, Mae Sai. Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Chiang Rai (c. 78 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Mae Chan (c. 37 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mae Sai (c. 27 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 40 km WNW of Mae Sai, Thailand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 99.525° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 20.5794° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km WNW of Mae Sai, Thailand Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-03 15:29:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-03 17:06:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 390 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 299 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 0.705 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us1000cfci Id of event.
Event Code 1000cfci An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000cfci, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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