Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 51 km southwest of Myitkyina, Myitkyinā District, Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma), on Sunday, 17 Jan 2021 8:12 pm (GMT +6:30) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 51 km southwest of Myitkyina, Myitkyinā District, Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma), on Sunday, 17 Jan 2021 8:12 pm (GMT +6:30)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 5 km depth

17 Jan 14:08 UTC: First to report: TMD after 25 minutes.
Update Sun, 17 Jan 2021, 14:12
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Myitkyina, Myitkyinā District, Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma)
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:

Date & time: 17 Jan 2021 13:42:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 17 Jan 2021 8:12 pm (GMT +6:30)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 25.07°N / 97.02°E (Myitkyinā District, Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma))
Nearest volcano: Tengchong (150 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) SW of Myitkyina (Kachin) (pop: 90,900) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NNW of Bhamo (Kachin) (pop: 47,900) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) NNE of Mogok (Mandalay) (pop: 90,800) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) NNW of Lashio (Shan State) (pop: 131,000) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) NNE of Shwebo (Sagain) (pop: 88,900) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (213 mi) N of Pyin Oo Lwin (Mandalay) (pop: 117,300) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) NNE of Mandalay (pop: 1,208,100) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) NNE of Sagaing (pop: 78,700) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) NNE of Monywa (Sagain) (pop: 182,000) --> See nearby quakes!
599 km (372 mi) N of Nay Pyi Taw (pop: 925,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 16.5°C (62 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from NW
Primary data source: TMD (Earthquake Observation Division of Thailand)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
M 4.75 kmMyanmar, Myanmar (Burma)TMD
M 4.310 km36 Km NNW of Bhamo, Myanmar, Myanmar (Burma)USGS
M 4.110 kmMyanmar-China Border Region, Myanmar (Burma)GFZ

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Kohima, Dimapur / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was resting on my bed while playing with my PS Vita, and all of sudden I feel my bed was shaking for 2 seconds. I got out of my bed and ask did any one else feel the shaking. Beside one uncle, who was also resting in his bed, no one feel the quake! | One user found this interesting.
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