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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Myitkyina, Myitkyinā District, Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma)

Sun, 17 Jan 2021, 14:12
14:12 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.7 quake 17 Jan 8:12 pm (GMT +6:30)
4.7 quake 17 Jan 8:12 pm (GMT +6:30)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred early evening on Sunday 17 January 2021 at 7:42 pm local time near Myitkyina, Myitkyinā District, Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma), as reported by TMD.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 5 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Myitkyina (pop. 90,900) located 51 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Bhamo (pop. 47,900) located 93 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: 17 Jan 2021 8:12 pm (GMT +6:30) local time (17 Jan 2021 13:42 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 25.07°N / 97.02°E (Myitkyinā District, Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma))
Primary data source: TMD

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