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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Pyin Oo Lwin in Myanmar

Earthquake location 21.7841S, 97.0311WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Pyin Oo Lwin in Myanmar. Exact location of earthquake, 97.0311° East, 21.7841° North, depth 9.96 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.96 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 18:38:20 / July 18, 2020 @ 6:38 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:38:20 / 6:38 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000aqyh. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000aqyh.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kyaukse, Pyin Oo Lwin. The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Pyin Oo Lwin (c. 117 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kyaukse (c. 50 500 pop). Close 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 65 km ESE of Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 97.0311° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 21.7841° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65 km ESE of Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-18 18:38:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-18 21:01:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 312 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 1.01 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us7000aqyh Id of event.
Event Code 7000aqyh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000aqyh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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