A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Thongwa in Burma. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/08/18 / 2018-08-16 06:50:11 / August 16, 2018 @ 6:50 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 12:50:11 / 12:50 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000gaag. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gaag. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 96.494° East, 16.0975° North, depth 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Yangon (c. 4 477 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Syriam (c. 69 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Pyapon (c. 65 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kanbe (c. 58 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Thongwa (c. 52 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Kyaiklat (c. 52 400 pop). Close country/countries, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Twante, Kyaiklat, Kayan (min 5000 pop).
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 have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 73 km S of Thongwa, Burma.
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