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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Mawlaik in Burma

Earthquake location 23.6285S, 94.6485WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Mawlaik in Burma on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 94.55 km, 94.6485° East, 23.6285° North. The temblor was reported at 21:07:38 / 9:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.55 km (59 miles). Global time and date of event 02/08/19 / 2019-08-02 14:37:38 / August 2, 2019 @ 2:37 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60004zkl. Id of event: us60004zkl.

Nearby country/countries, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 25 km (15 miles) from Mawlaik (c. 44 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mawlaik (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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 23 km E of Mawlaik, Burma.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.6485° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.6285° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 94.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km E 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 2019-08-02 14:37:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-05 08:33:46 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 326 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 0.677 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us60004zkl Id of event.
Event Code 60004zkl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60004zkl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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