A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Yamethin in Burma. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 04:32:15 / May 17, 2020 @ 4:32 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 96.0578 East, latitude 20.4628 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009ilx. Unique identifier: us70009ilx. The temblor was reported at 11:02:15 / 11:02 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pyinmana, Nay Pyi Taw, Taungdwingyi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Nay Pyi Taw (c. 925 000 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Meiktila (c. 177 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Pyinmana (c. 97 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Taungdwingyi (c. 70 100 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Yamethin (c. 59 900 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 has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 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: 10 km WNW of Yamethin, Burma.
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