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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Pyu in Burma

Earthquake location 18.2178S, 96.1961WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Pyu in Burma on Saturday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:34:25 / 12:34 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.86 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000d4v9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d4v9. Exact location of event, longitude 96.1961 East, latitude 18.2178 North, depth = 20.86 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 09/02/18 / 2018-02-09 18:04:25 / February 9, 2018 @ 6:04 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Taungoo (c. 106 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Nyaunglebin (c. 89 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tharyarwady (c. 54 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Myanaung (c. 42 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Pyu (c. 40 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Letpandan (c. 38 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Myanaung, Taungoo, Paungde (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km SW of Pyu, Burma. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 96.1961° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2178° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SW of Pyu, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-09 18:04:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-10 22:05:34 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 2.619 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 182 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 us2000d4v9 Id of event.
Event Code 2000d4v9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d4v9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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