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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Mawlaik in Burma

Earthquake location 23.403S, 94.5585WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.5585° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.403° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 91.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SSE of Mawlaik, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-27 00:35:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-27 00:52:12 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 385 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 0.856 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us2000ixwx Id of event.
Event Code 2000ixwx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ixwx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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