A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Hakha in Burma on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/18 / 2018-02-20 08:12:13 / February 20, 2018 @ 8:12 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 37.69 km (23 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:42:13 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 93.3372° East, 22.5842° North, depth 37.69 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d58l. Id of event: us2000d58l.
Close country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lunglei, Falam, Saiha. The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Lunglei (c. 52 700 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Saiha (c. 22 700 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Hakha (c. 20 000 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Falam (c. 5 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 29 km WSW of Hakha, Burma.
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