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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Pyu in Burma



Earthquake location 18.3134S, 96.1533WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Pyu in Burma on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d5rq. Unique identifier: us1000d5rq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.09 km (18 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 96.1533 East, latitude 18.3134 North, depth = 29.09 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 19:59:04 / March 17, 2018 @ 7:59 pm. The temblor was reported at 02:29:04 / 2:29 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from Hinthada (c. 134 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Taungoo (c. 106 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Nyaunglebin (c. 89 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tharyarwady (c. 54 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Myanaung (c. 42 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Pyu (c. 40 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Letpandan (c. 38 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hinthada, Myanaung, Tharyarwady. Country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 35 km WSW of Pyu, Burma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 96.1533° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3134° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km WSW 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 2018-03-17 19:59:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-17 20:17:53 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 400 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 2.579 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 62 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 us1000d5rq Id of event.
Event Code 1000d5rq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d5rq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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