A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Akyab in Burma. The epicenter was at a depth of 31.81 km (20 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007dqr. Id of event: us60007dqr. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/20 / 2020-01-23 09:48:05 / January 23, 2020 @ 9:48 am. The temblor was picked up at 16:18:05 / 4:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 93.378° East, 20.4368° North, depth 31.81 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Sittwe (c. 177 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sittwe (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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 59 km ENE of Akyab, Burma.
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