A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Mawlaik in Burma. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 94.2419 East, latitude 23.1621 North, depth = 75.35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 75.35 km (47 miles). Event id: us70005ur2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005ur2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/10/19 / 2019-10-16 18:45:42 / October 16, 2019 @ 6:45 pm. The temblor was reported at 01:15:42 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Mawlaik (c. 44 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Hakha (c. 20 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Falam (c. 5 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hakha, Falam, Mawlaik. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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