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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Hakha in Burma

Earthquake location 22.5718S, 93.5958WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Hakha in Burma. Exact location of event, depth 47.14 km, 93.5958° East, 22.5718° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.14 km (29 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 08:12:18 / February 15, 2020 @ 8:12 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:42:18 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70007u6g. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007u6g.

Close country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Saiha (c. 22 700 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Hakha (c. 20 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Falam (c. 5 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saiha, Falam, Hakha (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. 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: 8 km SSW of Hakha, Burma.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 93.5958° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.5718° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SSW of Hakha, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-15 08:12:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-04 09:24:30 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 271 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 0.07 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us70007u6g Id of event.
Event Code 70007u6g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007u6g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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