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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Hakha in Burma

Earthquake location 22.5842S, 93.3372WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 93.3372° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.5842° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km WSW of Hakha, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-20 08:12:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-04 11:09:42 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 284 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 0.249 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us2000d58l Id of event.
Event Code 2000d58l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d58l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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