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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 10 km WNW of Yamethin, Burma

Earthquake location 20.4628S, 96.0578WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 96.0578° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 20.4628° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km WNW of Yamethin, Burma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-17 04:32:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-17 04:51:03 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 340 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 0.963 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 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 us70009ilx Id of event.
Event Code 70009ilx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009ilx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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