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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Myitkyina in Myanmar

Earthquake location 25.2698S, 97.6152WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Myitkyina in Myanmar. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000bjqh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bjqh. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:05:49 / 1:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 97.6152° East, latitude 25.2698° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/08/20 / 2020-08-24 13:05:49 / August 24, 2020 @ 1:05 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Myitkyina (c. 90 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Myitkyina (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 25 km ESE of Myitkyina, Myanmar.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 97.6152° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 25.2698° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25 km ESE of Myitkyina, Myanmar Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-24 13:05:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-24 13:39:07 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 298 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 3.186 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us6000bjqh Id of event.
Event Code 6000bjqh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bjqh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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