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Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Kanbe in Burma

Earthquake location 16.6634S, 96.1246WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Kanbe in Burma on Thursday. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:16:56 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000921c. Event ids that are associated: us7000921c. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/04/20 / 2020-04-22 18:46:56 / April 22, 2020 @ 6:46 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 96.1246 East, latitude 16.6634 North, depth = 10 km.

Event epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Yangon (c. 4 477 600 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Syriam (c. 69 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Pyapon (c. 65 600 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Kanbe (c. 58 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Thongwa (c. 52 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nyaungdon, Thanatpin, Pyapon (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop).

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 13 km ESE of Kanbe, Burma.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 96.1246° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.6634° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km ESE of Kanbe, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-22 18:46:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-22 21:37:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 390 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 139 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 3.226 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 283 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000921c Id of event.
Event Code 7000921c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000921c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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