Terremoto moderado mag. 5.0 - Gangaw District, Magway Region, 66 km ESE of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma), Sunday, 18 Apr. 2021 -
Terremoto moderado magnitud 5.0 at 37 km depth
18 Apr 13:34 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 9 minutos.
18 Apr 13:56: Magnitud recalculada de 4.9 a 5.2. Profundidad recalculada de 10.0 a 43.0 km (de 6.2 a 27 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 19 km (12 mi) al ENE.
18 Apr 14:22: Magnitud recalculada de 5.2 a 5.0. Profundidad recalculada de 43.0 a 37.0 km (de 27 a 23 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 6.1 km (3.8 mi) al WSW.
Update Sun, 18 Apr 2021, 13:39Moderate 4.9 quake hits near Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)
4.9 quake 18 Apr 7:54 pm (GMT +6:30)
A shallow magnitude 4.9 earthquake was reported early evening near Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma).
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Sunday 18 April 2021 at 7:24 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 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.
A second report was later issued by France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS), which listed it as a magnitude 5.2 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.9.
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 Hakha (pop. 20,000) located 55 km from the epicenter, and Falam (pop. 5,400) 71 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Monywa (pop. 182,000) located 114 km from the epicenter.
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Fecha & hora: 18 Apr 2021 13:24:34 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro:
18 Apr 7:54 pm (GMT +6:30)
Profundidad: 37.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 22.41°N / 94.2°E
, Magway Region
, Myanmar (Birmania)
Volcán mas cercano: Lower Chindwin
(107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:66 km al ESE de Hakha (Chin)
(pop: 20,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!78 km al SE de Falam (Chin)
(pop: 5,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!102 km al ONO de Monywa (Sagain)
(pop: 182,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!150 km al NO de Pakokku (Magway)
(pop: 126,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!180 km al NNO de Chauk (Magway)
(pop: 90,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!200 km al ONO de Mandalay
(pop: 1,208,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!263 km al NNO de Magway
(pop: 97,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!263 km al NNO de Magway
(pop: 97,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!358 km al NO de Nay Pyi Taw
(pop: 925,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!414 km al ESE de Daca (Dhaka, Bangladés)
(pop: 10,356,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 31.1°C
(88 F), humidity: 28%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from WSW
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
(German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 2 x 1012
joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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.
|5.0||37 km||Myanmar, Myanmar (Burma)||GFZ|
|5.2||40 km||MYANMAR, Myanmar (Burma)||EMSC|
|5.1||10 km||Near Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)||RENASS|
|5.2||35 km||Myanmar, Myanmar (Burma)||TMD|
|5.1||28 km||61 Km ESE of Hakha, Myanmar, Myanmar (Burma)||USGS|
|5.1||48 km||Myanmar, Myanmar (Burma)||GeoAu|
|4.8||10 km||Myanmar, Myanmar (Burma)||NCS|
User reports for this quake (3)
Hakha / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
southeast hakha / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s
Mogok / not felt
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):So far, no aftershocks have been registered.
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