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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 39 km SSE of Rangoon District, Burma

Earthquake location 16.4057S, 96.334WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Rangoon District in Burma on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/06/18 / 2018-06-18 13:56:48 / June 18, 2018 @ 1:56 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 96.334 East, latitude 16.4057 North, depth = 67.79 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:26:48 / 8:26 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 67.79 km (42 miles). Unique identifier: us1000euik. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000euik.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Yangon (c. 4 477 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Syriam (c. 69 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Pyapon (c. 65 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Kanbe (c. 58 100 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Thongwa (c. 52 500 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Kyaiklat (c. 52 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Thanatpin, Maubin, Pyapon (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km SSE of Rangoon District, Burma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 96.334° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.4057° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km SSE of Rangoon District, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-06-18 13:56:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-18 15:12:19 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 3.219 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us1000euik Id of event.
Event Code 1000euik An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000euik, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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