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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Mawlaik in Myanmar

Earthquake location 23.3772S, 94.5512WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Mawlaik in Myanmar on Friday. The temblor was reported at 17:53:39 / 5:53 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c04a. Id of event: us6000c04a. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 89.74 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 94.5512 East, latitude 23.3772 North, depth = 89.74 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/20 / 2020-09-18 17:53:39 / September 18, 2020 @ 5:53 pm.

The epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Mawlaik (c. 44 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mawlaik (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 32 km SSE of Mawlaik, Myanmar.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.5512° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.3772° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32 km SSE of Mawlaik, Myanmar Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-18 17:53:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-12 19:18:08 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 2.768 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us6000c04a Id of event.
Event Code 6000c04a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c04a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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