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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Mawlaik in Burma

Earthquake location 23.05S, 94.8537WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Mawlaik in Burma. The temblor was reported at 02:07:29 / 2:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 94.8537° East, latitude 23.05° North, depth = 134.31 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 134.31 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 19:37:29 / February 9, 2020 @ 7:37 pm. Id of earthquake: us70007m6w. Event ids that are associated: us70007m6w.

Country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mawlaik. Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Mawlaik (c. 44 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 78 km SE of Mawlaik, Burma. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.8537° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.05° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 134.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km SE of Mawlaik, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-09 19:37:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-08 15:58:37 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 1.226 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 69 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 us70007m6w Id of event.
Event Code 70007m6w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007m6w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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