A 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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