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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Myanmar on Thursday, 11 January 2018 - information

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Myanmar on Thursday, 11 January 2018

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Myanmar on Thursday, 11 January 2018
Date & time: Thu, 11 Jan 18:26:24 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.39°N / 96.06°E (Myanmar (Burma))
Nearest volcano: Popa (294 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4.5*10^13 J (12.4 GWh / 10676 tons of TNT / 0.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Yangon / MMI III (Weak shaking): Woke to feel bed rocking and in the dark heard neighbour's wind chimes ringing. Repeated a short time later. Rico ng of bed felt like being on a boat lapped by small waves. Quite pleasant not scary in Yangon on 2nd floor. Those on 11th floor felt more serious effects.
Chiang Mai (310.6 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(315.1 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
chiang mai / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Chiang Mai / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It is my second time in 2 years i felt this. This one was the worst.
Dhaka (845 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
(168.9 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(177.7 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Yangon , down town area , 13th floor / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Phyu / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Phyu / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Shaking with side wave. Doors are shaking. Water in the tank is moving around
Chiang Mai (295.2 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Chiang mai / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Yangon / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Yangon / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Yangon / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Chiang Mai...I felt shaking about 15 seconds (312.7 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Ahlone Kyimyindie / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Puzuntaung township Yangon myanmar / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(316.1 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Yangon (Myanmar (Burma)) (178 km S from epicenter)(no details): We felt slightly from Yangon. (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (296 km E from epicenter)(no details): I was sleeping and it woke me up. I heard the roof shaking. (via EMSC)
(Myanmar) (186 km S from epicenter)(no details): I was live in 6th floor and bedding is shaking and dizzy. (via EMSC)
(Myanmar (Burma)) (150 km S from epicenter)(no details): When I laying in my bed and I feel it (via EMSC)
(Myanmar) (55 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Felt within a few seconds. (via EMSC)
Pyu (Myanmar (Burma)) (26 km E from epicenter)(no details): After Earthquak i feel dizziness (via EMSC)
(Thailand) (298 km E from epicenter)(no details): Lasted about 5 seconds. Felt bed and building moved. On the 3rd floor of a hotel (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (297 km E from epicenter)(no details): The wall and bed trembled and vibrated (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (296 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt in Chiangmai on 8th floor (via EMSC)
Yangon (Myanmar (Burma)) (187 km S from epicenter)(no details): I felt shaking!! (via EMSC)
Yangon (Myanmar (Burma)) (180 km S from epicenter)(no details): Could feel shaking on 16th floor (via EMSC)
Yangon (Myanmar (Burma)) (180 km S from epicenter)(no details): Myanmar government is not prepared for natural disasters (via EMSC)
Yangon (Myanmar (Burma)) (180 km S from epicenter)(no details): Felt the vibration for about 30 secs. Somewhat dizzy. (via EMSC)
Yangon (Myanmar (Burma)) (180 km S from epicenter)(no details): A little bit long. 3 times (via EMSC)
Yangon (Myanmar (Burma)) (180 km S from epicenter)(no details): Shaking (via EMSC)
Yangon (Myanmar (Burma)) (180 km S from epicenter)(no details): I felt vibration while talking with friendsat 6th floor. (via EMSC)
(Myanmar) (121 km SW from epicenter)(no details): After I feel dizzy (via EMSC)
Yangon (Myanmar (Burma)) (183 km S from epicenter)(no details): Felt at Yangon (via EMSC)
Yangon (Myanmar (Burma)) (181 km S from epicenter)(no details): On 7th floor can feel the build shaking (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Thu, 11 Jan 2018
Thu, 11 Jan 18:38 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info]Myanmar[Map]GFZ
Thu, 11 Jan 18:43 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info]Myanmar[Map]GFZ
Thu, 11 Jan 20:08 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km - [info]- 33km W of Pyu, Burma[Map]USGS
Thu, 11 Jan 22:30 UTCM 4.3 / 10 km - [info]- 43km WSW of Pyu, Burma[Map]USGS
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Fri, 12 Jan 04:16 UTCM 4.4 / 29.1 km - [info]- 32km W of Pyu, Burma[Map]USGS
Fri, 12 Jan 15:23 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info]Myanmar[Map]GFZ
Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Sat, 13 Jan 23:29 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km - [info]- 37km WSW of Pyu, Burma[Map]USGS
Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Sun, 14 Jan 17:49 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km - [info]- 42km WSW of Pyu, Burma[Map]USGS
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
Mon, 22 Jan 07:37 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km - [info]- 39km WSW of Pyu, Burma[Map]USGS
Mon, 5 Feb 2018
Mon, 5 Feb 16:55 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info]Myanmar[Map]GFZ
Wed, 7 Feb 2018
Wed, 7 Feb 16:38 UTCM 4.1 / 10 km - [info]- 45km SW of Pyu, Burma[Map]USGS
Fri, 9 Feb 2018
Fri, 9 Feb 04:41 UTCM 4.2 / 28.7 km - [info]- 109km W of Myanaung, Burma[Map]USGS
Wed, 14 Feb 2018
Wed, 14 Feb 07:14 UTCM 4.7 / 80 km - [info]MYANMAR[Map]EMSC
Sun, 4 Mar 2018
Sun, 4 Mar 10:48 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]Myanmar[Map]GFZ
Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Sat, 17 Mar 19:59 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]Myanmar[Map]GFZ
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Fri, 20 Apr 04:16 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info]Myanmar[Map]GFZ
Fri, 20 Apr 22:29 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]Myanmar[Map]GFZ
Sat, 21 Apr 2018
Sat, 21 Apr 22:41 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km - [info]Myanmar[Map]GFZ
Sun, 22 Apr 2018
Sun, 22 Apr 18:31 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]Myanmar[Map]GFZ
Tue, 24 Apr 2018
Tue, 24 Apr 12:23 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km - [info]Myanmar[Map]GFZ
Sun, 27 May 2018
Sun, 27 May 18:16 UTCM 3.5 / 10 km - [info] MYANMAR[Map]EMSC
Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Sun, 17 Jun 13:21 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km - [info]Myanmar[Map]GFZ
Sun, 17 Jun 13:42 UTCM 4.6 / 24.1 km - [info]- 28km WSW of Pyu, Burma[Map]USGS
Fri, 13 Jul 2018
Fri, 13 Jul 12:07 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km - [info]- 39km WNW of Prome, Burma[Map]USGS
Wed, 25 Jul 2018
Wed, 25 Jul 14:23 UTCM 4.5 / 10 km - [info] MYANMAR[Map]EMSC
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
Thu, 20 Sep 15:41 UTCM 4.1 / 10 km - [info] MYANMAR[Map]EMSC
Wed, 10 Oct 2018
Wed, 10 Oct 10:28 UTCM 5.2 / 11 km - [info]Myanmar[Map]GFZ
Sat, 27 Oct 2018
Sat, 27 Oct 09:16 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]Myanmar[Map]GFZ

 

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