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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Monywa in Myanmar

Earthquake location 22.48S, 94.457WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Monywa in Myanmar on Thursday. Global time and date of event 18/06/20 / 2020-06-18 13:59:21 / June 18, 2020 @ 1:59 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000ae6t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ae6t. Exact location, longitude 94.457° East, latitude 22.48° North, depth = 98.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.9 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 13:59:21 / 1:59 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Monywa (c. 182 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hakha (c. 20 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Falam (c. 5 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Falam, Hakha, Monywa (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 81 km WNW of Monywa, Myanmar.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 94.457° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.48° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 98.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81 km WNW of Monywa, Myanmar Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-18 13:59:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-18 14:14:36 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 385 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 1.747 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us6000ae6t Id of event.
Event Code 6000ae6t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000ae6t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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