A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Mawlaik in Burma on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 91.85 km (57 miles). Exact location, longitude 94.5585° East, latitude 23.403° North, depth = 91.85 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ixwx. Unique identifier: us2000ixwx. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/12/18 / 2018-12-27 00:35:50 / December 27, 2018 @ 12:35 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:05:50 / 7:05 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mawlaik (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Mawlaik (c. 44 500 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 29 km SSE of Mawlaik, Burma.
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