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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag has occurred near Shwebo in Burma

Earthquake location 22.7488S, 95.5258WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Shwebo in Burma on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/08/19 / 2019-08-31 15:09:22 / August 31, 2019 @ 3:09 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:39:22 / 9:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 95.5258 East, latitude 22.7488 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005alm. Unique identifier: us70005alm.

Epicenter of the event was 103 km (64 miles) from Mandalay (c. 1 208 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Monywa (c. 182 000 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Mogok (c. 90 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Shwebo (c. 88 900 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Sagaing (c. 78 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sagaing, Mandalay, Mogok.

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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 26 km NW of Shwebo, Burma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 95.5258° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.7488° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km NW of Shwebo, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-31 15:09:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-31 15:24:21 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 465 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 1.782 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70005alm Id of event.
Event Code 70005alm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005alm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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