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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 20 km northwest of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma), on Friday, Nov 26, 2021 at 5:15 am (GMT +5:30) -

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 20 km northwest of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma), on Friday, Nov 26, 2021 at 5:15 am (GMT +5:30) Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 20 km northwest of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma), on Friday, Nov 26, 2021 at 5:15 am (GMT +5:30)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 43 km depth

25 Nov 23:48 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
25 Nov 23:53: Now using data updates from GFZ
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26 Nov 06:20: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 32.8 to 42.5 km (from 20 to 26 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.9 km (1.8 mi) towards NE.
Update Fri, 26 Nov 2021, 00:06

Significant magnitude 5.8 quake hits 21 km northwest of Hakha, Myanmar (Burma) early morning

5.8 quake 26 Nov 6:15 am (GMT +6:30)
5.8 quake 26 Nov 6:15 am (GMT +6:30)
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake near Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma), was reported only 20 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a moderately shallow depth of 42.1 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Friday, November 26th, 2021, at 5:45 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.
A second report was later issued by Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), which listed it as a magnitude 6.1 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 6.0, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.8.
Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Hakha (pop. 20,000) located 21 km from the epicenter, Palan (pop. 5,400) 22 km away, Saiha (pop. 22,700) 64 km away, Lunglei (pop. 52,700) 79 km away, and Serchhip (pop. 20,200) 87 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Mawlaik (pop. 44,500) located 131 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 25, 2021 23:45:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Nov 26, 2021 at 5:15 am (GMT +5:30)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.2
Depth42.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude22.81°N / 93.5248°E (Falam, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma))
Antipode22.81°S / 86.475°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt2634 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoLower Chindwin (172 km / 107 mi)
Nearby towns and cities19 km (12 mi) SW of Palan (Falam, Chin) (pop: 5,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (13 mi) NNW of Hakha (Chin) (pop: 20,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) ENE of Saiha (Mizoram, India) (pop: 22,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) E of Lunglei (Mizoram, India) (pop: 52,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) SE of Serchhip (Mizoram, India) (pop: 20,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
129 km (80 mi) SW of Mawlaik (Sagain) (pop: 44,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
183 km (114 mi) WNW of Monywa (Sagain) (pop: 182,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
279 km (173 mi) WNW of mandare (Mandalay) (pop: 1,208,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
334 km (207 mi) ESE of Dhaka (Bangladesh) (pop: 10,356,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
435 km (270 mi) NW of Nay Pyi Taw (pop: 925,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 4.2°C (40 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.243 kmMyanmar (Burma): 19 Km SW of Falam, MyanmarUSGS
6.133 kmMyanmar (Burma): MYANMAR-INDIA BORDER REGIONEMSC
6.147 kmMyanmar (Burma): Myanmar-India Border RegionGFZ
6.120 kmMyanmar (Burma): Myanmar [Land]INGV
6.235 kmMyanmar (Burma): Myanmar-India Border RegionGeoAu
6.227 kmMyanmar (Burma): MyanmarNCS
6.010 kmMyanmar (Burma): Near ChittagongRENASS
6.873 kmMyanmar - India Border RegionTMD
6.034 kmMyanmar (Burma): Myanmar-India Border RegionBMKG
6.243 kmMyanmar (Burma): Myanmar-India Border RegionRaspberryShake

Seismograms

Seismic station: Chiang Mai, Thailand (CHTO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 717 km / 446 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Chiang Mai, Thailand: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (2704)

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India, Kolkata (528.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : I was lying on the bed when it suddenly started shaking. The cupboard glasses were shaking as well. The bed especially, shook twice. | 16 users found this interesting.  
Siliguri, Darjeeling, West Bengal (672.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex motion difficult to describe : At 5:14am i woke up as I felt my bed shaking vigorously and the glasses of windows trembling. Within few seconds it stopped but again after a second or two started and continued for another few seconds. My neighbors too felt the shock of the tremors and c | 12 users found this interesting.  
Chittagong (181.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I'm a heavy sleeper but the quake woke me up in an instant. It started strong and then died down to light shaking | 9 users found this interesting.  
Fultuli (113.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Very shocked and wake up early in the morning and knowing for experience of earthquake.i felt fearful and prayer to God for save all the living beings. | 8 users found this interesting.  
kalyani ,Nadia, West Bengal (520.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 10-15 s : Suddenly weak up due to shaking and the noise of the Almirah's key ring which was swinging and striking the Almirah. | 7 users found this interesting.  
Chittagong (182.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : It was very fearing...I thought I was having dizziness but later the windows were moving, everything was moving for about a few seconds | 4 users found this interesting.  
Kolkata, West Bengal (528 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I can feel the bed was shaking It assumed some supernatural powers initially but last found out to be an earthquake | 4 users found this interesting.  
Rajshahi (530.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : was laying down, noticed bed moving and glass vibrating and making noise. | 5 users found this interesting.  
Kolkata,india (529.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Woke me up from sleep by the swaying of the bed. | 4 users found this interesting.  
  • In durgapur I felt shaking around 5.20 am. Shaking sound was coming my almirah
Aizawl, Mizoram (136.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The wardrobe, dressing table and everything was shaking badly. I thought the glasses would break. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Agartala (254.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : It was early morning, so we were all deep asleep. We woke up to the jerking bed and rattling sound of the windows only to see the fans and hanging lights swinging. It lasted for a few good seconds. I haven't felt such strong tremors here in the last few y | 2 users found this interesting.  
Kolkata (536.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : I was sleeping and I felt all the windows and doors were shaking and also my bed was shaking as well. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Lawngtlai, Mizoram, India (72.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex motion difficult to describe / 30-60 s : Felt like the house is going to collapse. Every person felt the shock from our state. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Kārsiyāng, Darjeeling, West Bengal (686.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Strong jolts in East-West direction. Light jolts sustained for at least 7 seconds after initial strong quakes | One user found this interesting.  
Jalpaiguri (640.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : I was sleeping and suddendly heard our upstairs window shaking with little sound that made me wake up. And when I saw my roof fan it was moving. | One user found this interesting.  
Siliguri, West Bengal, India (675.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : I was in a deep sleep, first starting with a light jerk than stop, than suddening again started with a strong vibration. | One user found this interesting.  
Chandannagore,Hooghly,West Bengal (528.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I was lying down on my bed when I felt like someone is shaking my bed.Then I realised it as a quake.It lasted for around 3-4 seconds. | One user found this interesting.  
Siliguri, Darjeeling, West Bengal (673.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I was sleeping, my bed was shaking, my building was shaking, I was about to run down stairs, but soon it was normal. | One user found this interesting.  
Rajpur Sonarpur, South Twenty Four Parganas, West Bengal (530.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : im sitting a chair and its shake me very little time and i feel dizziness that time and my hanging fan was swaying | One user found this interesting.  
Sylhet divisions Moulvibazar santtibag area. (258.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : After my morning Salah at fozar I lay on my Bed room. Them I feel 2-4 second sacking and my window South as someone's push and polling. | One user found this interesting.  
Kolkata (533.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : I was about to fall asleep when I was strongly woken up as my bed started vibrating for a good 2-3secs & at the same time the crows outdoors started calling out at the same time | One user found this interesting.  
Siliguri (676.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 15-20 s : Quake lasted for 15-20 seconds max. But main turmoil I felt for 10 seconds max. I was in deep sleep still experienced the quake | One user found this interesting.  
  • I also felt the same...
Bandel near Kolkata, India (527.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : It was pretty intense for me in experience as I sleep on mattress on floor, at around 05:16am on 26.11.21 in Bandel town near Kolkata I felt sudden sideways/horizontal swinging. It shook three times and faded graduly. | One user found this interesting.  
Dhaka (376.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Bed shook, woke up, stopped fan still shaking, went to dining room, water in filter still sloshing. atleast 15+ seconds | One user found this interesting.  
near Tashigang (555.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : The tremor woke us from the sleep and it continued for around 7 seconds. We were in a second floor of the two story Bhutanese traditional house. The dogs began to bark and birds made distress call. | One user found this interesting.  
Kolkata (532.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I felt continuous shaking while lying on the bed and it was one sided.. it was for few seconds.. I am sure of it. | One user found this interesting.  
Bangladesh (279.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s : I was in my room watching YouTube on my pc it's a 10th floor building suddenly earthquake happen it's very scary and everything start shaking for about 7 sec then again it started with shaking very light about 8sec then light shaking for 6 sec and this co | One user found this interesting.  
Asansol (678.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Suddenly a motion was felt by me as if someone was pushing my whole house and it starts to move in a horizontal direction. | One user found this interesting.  
near Siuri, Birbhum, West Bengal (629.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Very bad | 2 users found this interesting.  
Diphu, Karbi Anglong, Assam (338.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Terrified | 2 users found this interesting.  
  • My goodness I am so sorry! Please be Safe and know you are not alone! Blessings to Everyone in your Beautiful country!
Dispur, Kamrup Metro, Assam (409.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short : Weak shaking lasting probably one second..the couch I was sitting on and my laptop table shaked | 2 users found this interesting.  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (26 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 23, 2022 03:56
28 weeks ago
4.0

5 km
19 km SE of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
May 21, 2022 03:14
28 weeks ago
4.5

64 km
18 km NW of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
May 21, 2022 03:14
28 weeks ago
4.5

49 km
25 km NW of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
May 21, 2022 03:14
28 weeks ago
4.5

49 km
25 km NW of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
May 21, 2022 03:14
28 weeks ago
4.5

49 km
25 km NW of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
May 2, 2022 13:13
31 weeks ago
3.9

81 km
Sagaing Region, 70 km NE of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
Apr 25, 2022 14:36
32 weeks ago
4.1

147 km
Chin State, 64 km SW of Mawlaik, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma)More
Mar 31, 2022 01:18
35 weeks ago
4.0

90 km
Chin State, 68 km SW of Mawlaik, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma)More
Feb 21, 2022 15:23
41 weeks ago
4.6

49 km
22 km W of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
Jan 24, 2022 16:45
45 weeks ago
3.5

33 km
Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
Jan 23, 2022 22:12
45 weeks ago
3.9

41 km
Myanmar (Burma): MyanmarMore
Jan 21, 2022 10:12
45 weeks ago - felt
5.4

59 km
Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
Jan 19, 2022 14:32
45 weeks ago
3.4

10 km
Myanmar (Burma): MyanmarMore
Dec 29, 2021 13:15
48 weeks ago
3.5

167 km
66 km NE of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
Dec 27, 2021 20:13
49 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
Sagaing Region, 58 km NE of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
Dec 16, 2021 20:13
50 weeks ago
4.5

71 km
64 km NE of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
Dec 16, 2021 14:43
50 weeks ago
4.2

60 km
57 km N of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
Nov 29, 2021 13:24
1 year 0 weeks ago - felt
4.2

54 km
39 km NW of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
Nov 29, 2021 07:54
1 year 0 weeks ago
4.2

54 km
39 km NW of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
Nov 27, 2021 21:20
1 year 1 weeks ago
3.6

46 km
27 km NW of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
Nov 27, 2021 20:30
1 year 1 weeks ago
3.4

28 km
28 km NW of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
Nov 27, 2021 09:47
1 year 1 weeks ago - felt
4.2

53 km
35 km NW of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
Nov 26, 2021 21:29
1 year 1 weeks ago
2.9

32 km
21 km W of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
Nov 26, 2021 02:31
1 year 1 weeks ago - felt
4.5

10 km
59 km NW of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
Nov 26, 2021 02:30
1 year 1 weeks ago
3.3

10 km
20 km W of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
Nov 26, 2021 00:23
1 year 1 weeks ago - felt
2.9

12 km
29 km N of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)More

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