Burma Also Experiencing Seismic Unrest

Earthquake location 19.0119S, 95.5838W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Prome in Burma. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/10/18 / 2018-10-10 10:28:04 / October 10, 2018 @ 10:28 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 95.5838° East, latitude 19.0119° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000h9ws. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h9ws. The temblor was reported at 16:58:04 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Myanmar (c. 53 414 000 pop). The epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Nay Pyi Taw (c. 925 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Pyay (c. 135 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Taungoo (c. 106 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Thayetmyo (c. 98 200 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Pyinmana (c. 97 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Myaydo (c. 57 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Myanaung (c. 42 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pyinmana, Nay Pyi Taw, Taungoo (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/10/10/moderate-earthquake-5-1-mag-strikes-near-prome-in-burma/

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