Terremoto moderato mag. 5.0 - Gangaw District, Magway Region, 66 km a sud-est da Hakha, Myanmar (Birmania), domenica, 18 aprile 2021 -

Terremoto moderato mag. 5.0 - Gangaw District, Magway Region, 66 km a sud-est da Hakha, Myanmar (Birmania), domenica, 18 aprile 2021

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 5.0 at 37 km depth

18 Apr 13:34 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 9 minuti.
18 Apr 13:56: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 4.9 a 5.2. Profondità ricalcolata da 10.0 a 43.0 km (da 6.2 a 27 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 19 km (12 mi) al ENE.
18 Apr 14:22: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.2 a 5.0. Profondità ricalcolata da 43.0 a 37.0 km (da 27 a 23 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 6.1 km (3.8 mi) al WSW.
Update Sun, 18 Apr 2021, 13:39
Moderate 4.9 quake hits near Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)
4.9 quake 18 Apr 7:54 pm (GMT +6:30)
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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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 18 Apr 2021 13:24:34 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: 18 Apr 7:54 pm (GMT +6:30)
Magnitudine: 5
Profondità: 37.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 22.41°N / 94.2°E (Gangaw District, Magway Region, Myanmar (Birmania))
Vulcano più vicino: Lower Chindwin (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km ESE da Hakha (Chin) (pop: 20,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
78 km SE da Falam (Chin) (pop: 5,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
102 km ONO da Monywa (Sagain) (pop: 182,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
150 km NO da Pakokku (Magway) (pop: 126,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
180 km NNO da Chauk (Magway) (pop: 90,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
200 km ONO da Mandalay (pop: 1,208,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
263 km NNO da Magway (pop: 97,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
263 km NNO da Magway (pop: 97,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
358 km NO da Nay Pyi Taw (pop: 925,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
414 km ESE da Dacca (Dhaka, Bangladesh) (pop: 10,356,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 31.1°C (88 F), humidity: 28%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from WSW
Fonte dati primaria: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 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.
5.037 kmMyanmar, Myanmar (Burma)GFZ
5.240 kmMYANMAR, Myanmar (Burma)EMSC
5.110 kmNear Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)RENASS
5.235 kmMyanmar, Myanmar (Burma)TMD
5.128 km61 Km ESE of Hakha, Myanmar, Myanmar (Burma)USGS
5.148 kmMyanmar, Myanmar (Burma)GeoAu
4.810 kmMyanmar, Myanmar (Burma)NCS

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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
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