A 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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