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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Pakokku in Burma

Earthquake location 21.7325S, 94.6242WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Pakokku in Burma on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 18:26:20 / February 4, 2020 @ 6:26 pm. The temblor was detected at 00:56:20 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70007pey. Event ids that are associated: us70007pey. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 94.6242° East, 21.7325° North, depth 90.29 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 90.29 km (56 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Myingyan, Monywa, Pakokku. Close country/countries, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Monywa (c. 182 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Myingyan (c. 141 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Pakokku (c. 126 900 pop).

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. 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 struck near.

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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: 66 km NW of Pakokku, Burma.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.6242° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 21.7325° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km NW of Pakokku, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-04 18:26:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-04 16:35:28 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 1.312 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us70007pey Id of event.
Event Code 70007pey An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007pey, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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