Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Monywa in Burma

Earthquake location 21.7673S, 94.8059WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Monywa in Burma. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:11:29 / 1:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 113.39 km, 94.8059° East, 21.7673° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/03/18 / 2018-03-24 18:41:29 / March 24, 2018 @ 6:41 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113.39 km (70 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000d8nb. Event ids that are associated: us1000d8nb.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Myingyan, Pakokku, Monywa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Monywa (c. 182 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Myingyan (c. 141 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Pakokku (c. 126 900 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 eight 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.

How would you describe the shaking?

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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km SW of Monywa, Burma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2018 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.8059° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 21.7673° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 113.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km SW of Monywa, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-24 18:41:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-24 19:27:09 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 271 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 1.238 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us1000d8nb Id of event.
Event Code 1000d8nb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d8nb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply