Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Mawlaik, Mawlaik District, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma)
Thu, 16 Sep 2021, 05:0405:04 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred only 13 minutes ago 32 km northwest of Mawlaik, Myanmar (Burma), India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported.
4.3 quake 16 Sep 11:19 am (GMT +6:30)
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 75 km beneath the epicenter near Mawlaik, Mawlaik District, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma), in the morning on Thursday, September 16th, 2021, at 10:49 am local time. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3 as well. A third agency, Thailand's Earthquake Observation Division (TMD), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.3.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Mawlaik (pop. 44,500) located 32 km from the epicenter, Kakching (pop. 30,400) 73 km away, Churāchāndpur (pop. 47,800) 76 km away, Moirāng (pop. 17,100) 83 km away, Thoubāl (pop. 44,500) 88 km away, and Mayāng Imphāl (pop. 22,200) 88 km away.
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Date & time: Sep 16, 2021 11:19 am (GMT +6:30) local time (16 Sep 2021 04:49 GMT)
Depth: 75.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.88°N / 94.23°E (Tamu District, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma))
Primary data source: NCS
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