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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag has occurred near Falam in Burma

Earthquake location 22.7822S, 94.0248WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Falam in Burma on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/04/20 / 2020-04-16 11:45:23 / April 16, 2020 @ 11:45 am. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70008xhp. Event ids that are associated: us70008xhp. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:15:23 / 6:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 94.0248° East, 22.7822° North, depth 10 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saiha, Mawlaik, Hakha (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 103 km (64 miles) from Mawlaik (c. 44 500 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from Saiha (c. 22 700 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Hakha (c. 20 000 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Falam (c. 5 400 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 38 km ESE of Falam, Burma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.0248° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.7822° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km ESE of Falam, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-16 11:45:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-16 12:03:59 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 6.58 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 536 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 0.416 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70008xhp Id of event.
Event Code 70008xhp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008xhp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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